Born Boston, USA, 1968
David Kracov attended and graduated from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in the United States, first kickstarting his career as an animator for major Hollywood productions. His skilled hands and creative mind have been crucial to the success of films such as The Lion King and The Swan Princess. Through a chance encounter with clay, Kracov found his niche in the making of kaleidoscopic sculptures that celebrate the innocence of childhood. His whimsical swirls of tiny butterflies embody childlike wonder and fragility at the same time. It is the sincerity and genuine delight conveyed by his sculptures that have enraptured the hearts of many collectors.
A glimpse into Kracovâ€™s exquisite sculptural wonderland will no doubt flabbergast even the most cynical and jaded viewer. Yet beneath the vibrant rainbow of hues one detects just the faintest hint of sorrow. Kracovâ€™s butterflies, for all their resplendent beauty, represent the unrelenting effect of time on all that inhabit this earth. His butterflies symbolise the unsullied purity of children, and form a delicious riot of colours that will certainly take oneâ€™s breath away. Kracov achieves the impossible by memorialising the simple but transient blissthat we once experienced as children, so that many more people may again relieve the blithe days of youth.
2010: Chabadâ€™s Children of Chernobyl Award Ceremony
2009: Chabadâ€™s Children of Chernobyl Award Ceremony
Art Symbol, Paris
2008: SOFA Chicago Art Show