THE LAST BUTTERFLY is a life size bronze sculpture commemorating the children of the Holocaust. The sculpture draws on Marlyn Cheshes' response to the chilling testimonies from the Terezin ghetto. Inspired by 14 year-old detainee Pavel Friedmann's poem "The Butterfly." The bronze depicts a child with a butterfly poised on her finger. Marlyn's work creates an artistic tension between the doomed girl and the unfettered butterfly that is simultaneously one of resignation and hope...captivity and freedom...death and rebirth. The 1st edition is now the property of the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels. The artist wishes this particularly poignant work to stand in a commemorative garden or museum in the United States, so that future generations may always remember the lost promise of the youngest Holocaust generation.
(Acquisition price: $17,800)