Two Different Sides and One Space

Young child is passed between the arms of his rescuers from a building in Aleppo. He’s caked in dust. The left side of his face is smeared with blood.

He doesn’t make a sound.

“On one of the most depressing days of the year ... you made my mother’s day wonderful,” the note said. “You insisted on paying. Told her she is a very beautiful woman. I have not seen this woman smile this much since dad died.”
Simmons’ kindness made a difference, and the daughter wanted to let him know. But she did not let him know the woman’s name. For now, he can only wonder and keep smiling, knowing that his simple gesture made a priceless impact.

Work/Exhibitions History

wood(MDF), a plaster formed figure on a chair, a glass cup, a bill
110x200x80 cm approx. dimensions variable
Photo: Ji hyung Song


Neue Welle, Kaarst Rathaus Galerie, Kaarst, DE, 2017