"Leap" by David Lyon Art - the back story.
Here's the back story of one of David's most popular pieces:
This is "Leap", Charcoal on Paper, by David Lyon Art. The original (initially titled "Sniper" - David explains below) is now sold but it is available as a print, framed or unframed online and at Art Roundhay Park. Here is what David says about this piece:
"For nearly four years, from 1992 to 1996, Sarajevo suffered the longest siege of a city in the history of modern warfare during the Bosnian War for independence. During that time the people tried as much as possible to live a normal existence. The charcoal drawing came about as a result of reading about people having to run along the street to do their daily shopping trying to dodge the snipers bullets. It's an image of resilience in the face of adversity but only if you know the story behind it. Otherwise she's just leaping over an undefined something in a rather graceful way.”