Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login

Mature Content

This content is intended for mature audiences.


or, enter your birth date.*


Month

Day

Year*
Please enter a valid date format (mm-dd-yyyy)
Please confirm you have reviewed DeviantArt's Terms of Service below.
* We do not retain your date-of-birth information.
Landmine
Has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell

Metallica, One

During the war in Croatia 303 children were murdered, 74 died in minefields, 1.280 were wounded, 315 were permanently disabled. 4.455 children lost one parent, 131 lost both, and 900 still don't know what happened to their parents.
Of 185 thousand refugees (counting children only), 11.951 still didn't get back to their homes.
Source: "Dom i svijet" magazine

These are not just numbers. They're people.

But there's more.

Every year about 20 people in Croatia dies, and more gets wounded/disabled because of landmines. There are 51 thousand landmines left in mindfields across Croatia. Government estimates these will be cleared by 2010.
But someone has to do this.
Our pyrotechnicians' monthly salary in 1996 was about 1.000€, and got smaller every year because our government "has no money". At the same time, a member of parliament's monthly salary is estimated over 2.000€.

Enjoy your vacation :)


P.S.
The doll was made of burlap, cannabis, toothpicks, cloth, paper and sponge...
Edited in Photoshop 7 using my own textures and brushes (available at my website)

Copyright © 2006 Nela Dunato, do not reproduce without my permission. FAQ
my web site :bulletblack: my sketchblog :bulletblack: facebook :bulletblack: twitter
Add a Comment:
 
:iconlightrayphotography:
LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nooooooooo! Poor girl :(
Reply
:iconhaemoglobinage:
haemoglobinage Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
this is honestly my favorite deviation of all time. it's a beautiful masterpiece, if i may say so (:
Reply
:iconthemadmulatto:
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
This is so wonderful in every way. :happycry:
Reply
:iconhayw1re:
Hayw1re Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
svaka čast mala, genijalna slika.
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
hvala ti! :hug:
Reply
:iconwahay72:
wahay72 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
fabulous amazing work, i will :+fav:
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
Reply
:iconpe2te2r:
Pe2te2r Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
this is great the story gave it a personal feeling to it ... i love it great job ....
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
this work is 1.5 years old, and things still haven't changed :(
Reply
:iconisis-gora:
Isis-Gora Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Wow, this is such a politically and emotionally charged piece. It really stopped me in my tracks. The image itself reminds me of a book by an artist called Brom. You should check it out, it's called "The Plucker"
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
wow the book is amazing, I'll try to get my hands on it for sure.
Reply
:icondoctabork:
DoctaBoRk Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
tehnicki savrseno, ali snaga je u poruci.. sjajno..
koristio bi je za neku akciju "ocistimo hrvatsku od mina"..
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
hvala :) hm da pasalo bi, kad bi te nase akcije stvarno imale smisla... bilo ih je, ali mislim da se stvari nisu bitno promijenile.
Reply
:iconbutterfly-90:
Butterfly-90 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
svaka čast, rad je izvrstan :)
Reply
:iconaf-studios:
AF-studios Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
Odlican rad,sa jakom porukom naravno.
:+fav:
(i nadodajem te na :+devwatch:)
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
hvala ti, drago mi je da ti se sviđa :)
Reply
:iconinuyoujo:
Inuyoujo Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
An dark themed 1 legged doll...nice. :clap: Very original.
Reply
:iconpanchoza:
Panchoza Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
ovo je odlično... di nađeš ove texture? sama radiš ili ? :)
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
hvala ti :)
za teksture većinom fotografiram razne stvari koje imam po kući :) imaš ovdje ponešto za skinuti: [link]
Reply
:iconwhitekoala:
whitekoala Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Hello,
My name is Suzanna Shash and I am working on a video collage
that is about 'War and Disability', on behalf of fantascope productions.
(we are based in Lebanon). It is part of an awareness
campaign against wars for Unicef.
I was wondering if I would be able to use your image as part of
our film.

Please let me know.
Suzanna. :)

suzanne.shash@gmail.com
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
You have my permission.
I hope I will be able to see this online?
Reply
:iconkizzah:
kizzah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
great work:+fav:
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you for the favourite :)
Reply
:icondeangravith:
DeanGravith Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
somebody left wounded and bleeding.. great work!
Reply
:iconcometnatia:
cometnatia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
This is so sad... and so *very* thought-provoking. After reading the description, I got angry...I didn't know any of that about Croatia, and I'm glad I saw this. This picture definately raises awareness.
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad the image reached you.
Reply
:iconhalaquinn-arcadias:
halaquinn-arcadias Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
:clap: LOVE it...LOOOOVE IIIIIT!! I love photomanips with real meanings, and depth. This is great. Especially since you made the doll yourself. :hug: Gotta hug you I love it so much!
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
I like works with meanings too, so I try to make something "deep" whenever I can.
thanks for the fav :hug:
Reply
:iconin-extremis:
in-extremis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
was a sarcasm....
but your art is nice and interesting, i like it (and this is not a sarcasm)
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
it's hard to tell a sarcasm on the internet when there's no smiley :) sorry ;)
thank you.
Reply
:iconin-extremis:
in-extremis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
how sweet
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
hmm... I wouldn't exactly call it sweet, especially if you read the description.
Reply
:iconregoch:
regoch Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
fenomenalna slika.... sviđa mi se poruka.
fakat super stvari radiš
fakat...
(inače mi nejde s rječima) :)
bum te stavio na :+devwatch:
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
hvala ti :hug:
a cuj.. tko ne zna s rijecima, zna sa slikama :D
Reply
:iconsaperlipop:
saperlipop Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
Four years ago I did some volunteer work (in Canada) with an organization that helped children in different countries to deal with the aftereffects of war, and was greatly touched by what I learned during my stay there. Your image and comments so vividly bring home the reality of the ravages of war, as well as the hypocrisy and twisted priorities of governments world-wide. Visually stunning as well as touching and thought-provoking.
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your comment (and fav) :hug: It was very noble of you to volounteer :)
Most of the time I'm just numb, we've had too much shit around and if I cared about everything I think I'd go mad... But every now and then I see something I just can't disregard, and this is my reaction. Unfortunately, it's the only thing I can do from where I stand.
Reply
:icongin3k0l0g:
gin3k0l0g Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
There are 51 thousand landmines left in mindfields across Croatia.Huh i didn't know that :O

Ovog pauka (pajk,spider lol) sem fotografiral v Puli, skrit je bil med lubje, znaš šta je lubje? :) Neznam kako se pravi. Okrog drevesa. Cca 1-2 cm :)
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
to za mine - nisam ni ja znala broj dok nisam poiskala jer me zanimalo :(

lubje je kora :)
Reply
:iconradiz:
radiz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
very nice one
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
Reply
Hidden by Owner
:iconhoney-saccharine:
Honey-Saccharine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply amazing. i was drawn to it because i like images of toys with a darker meaning. i work with toy images myself, with underlying implications of child abuse. this is really something to aspire to. the image is so clean and flawless.. utterly professional. plus, your comments astounded me. the problems faced by countries like yours rarely make it onto our biased and filtered British media, and this has really given me something to think about. Great work.
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I am very glad that this work has touched you in that way. I think we're getting too used to the suffering across the world as long as it is not in our own country. Sweet children with big sad eyes no longer attract attention, only images of pure brutality can do.. sometimes :(
:hug:
Reply
:iconhaz13:
haz13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
<font size="4">Tužno, ali opet genijalno.</font>
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
hvala :)
Reply
:icondeceiving-smile:
deceiving-smile Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Student
very nice
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
Reply
:iconmo0ne:
mo0ne Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
Love the colours and texture.

Good work :heart: *
Reply
:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
June 18, 2006
Image Size
163 KB
Resolution
750×750
Mature Content
Yes
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
5,008
Favourites
181 (who?)
Comments
108
×