Californian artist and toy industry veteran Brian McCarty is displaying his most recent project ‘War Toys’ at V&A Museum of Childhood. McCarty,with the help of art therapists, worked with children living in areas affected by war and conflict, including the Gaza Strip, Israel and the West Bank.
The children were encouraged to draw images of their experiences of war in order to begin a healing process as a starting point to therapy. McCarty sources inexpensive toys from local markets and shops and recreates the children’s often disturbing drawn images in situ, interpreting them into photographic works, often with direction from the children on setting up the shots. (Via)
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