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The Dance of War, 2015  by: @aruluvsyou

My diorama piece titled, “The Dance of War” is a tribute piece to the Tamil people of Sri Lanka and their struggle during the genocide war that occurred officially from July 1983 to May 2009. It narrates a scene when innocent civilians hide in their temple as a sanctuary from their war-ridden village, but ultimately are bombed, leaving those inside wounded or dead. The original concept was created when my mother told me of a time where she, along with her family had to hide along with the rest of the village inside their local temple, not being able to go home and fearing for their lives. Although their temple was safe, many, many were not, and this diorama is in tribute of those who lost their lives and loved ones.