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Official monuments are usually constructed to heroes, either those who have won wars or great politicians. Ravinder Reddy creates monuments to the unacknowledged heroes, those who raise children, run homes, and keep families together. With “Migrant” he commemorates a woman extremely pertinent in the world of 2017: the refugee who is forced to move from one location to another, often with her children and all she owns on her head and her back. Reddy gives her dignity, acknowledging her struggle and sacrifices, but also her timeless quality. This woman is an icon who will be with us for many years to come.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of a Migrant
  • Creator: Ravinder Reddy
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 156 in | 396 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Contributor: Courtesy Nature Morte, New Delhi
  • Medium: Painted fiberglass

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