Puzzle of Life
Layla · Age 11 · Kildare
When I first heard of the art competition the one thing that came to mind was what was happening in the world, and Ukraine was one of the most important things that was going on, in my opinion, because refugees are fleeing to Ireland and other countries. They have to leave their homes and family so I felt really sorry for them and I decided to draw a refugee kid. The first picture I saw in my head when I thought of a refugee kid was a young girl with spirits of her family all around her, because people running from home and war usually loose family members, friends and pets. One of the spirits is holding a flower, that’s because they are regrowing the flowers and grass to restart that patch making a clean slate so that animals can live and feed there again. The butterfly is siting on one of the spirits as they fade away into the breeze and smoke, has a picture of people evacuating the city to survive another day. There are also two bubbles, in the left bubble there is a picture of what is happening, on the right there is a picture of what it looked like before all the bombing and violence. And lastly, her face is a puzzle because we are putting her life together or she is making a fresh start in life, putting the pieces back together slowly at a time. The pictures in some of the puzzle pieces are from her past, her present, and soon they will be replaced with what it will be in the future.