Artist's Memorial Brings Healing To Survivors Of The '94 Rwandan Genocide
Fueled by her belief that art is a human right, Lily Yeh completed a memorial honoring the lives lost in the Rugerero Genocide of 1994. The memorial is also meant to be a place of healing for the survivors, some of which had felt that they'd been "killed twice," by having to bury their dead in the previous grave that lacked any beauty whatsoever, save for a single bouquet of flowers.
Via The Art Blog
Now, the survivors have a place to truly remember their lost loved ones, and dress wounds 20 years in the making. The monument now serves as the official memorial site for the Rubavu district in Western Rwanda. "To truly honor the dead, we have to bring beauty and to remember them in that light."
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