I have such respect for Frans and the courage of his convictions; his Life long commitment to protect the Rainforest and its Indigenous people.
The forest in which he found his humanity after the tribulations he endured. His words of wisdom ever resonate concerning the human condition an; exerpt below succinctly pu concerning his courage....by Maurice DUBROCA
In close contact with the Brazilian nature, he shaped and created powerful works of art – totally unique in the panorama of current contemporary art. Krajcberg’s sculptures impress by their poetic feel of space and the use of natural basic material. His work is a manifest in itself, an outcry of revolt against human destruction.
Krajcberg, a Polish-born Jew, became a Brazilian citizen over 50 years. He had lost his entire family in WWII and, in the aftermath of the war, all he wanted was “to run away from humankind”. It was Brazil’s natural beauty that gave him a new lease on life. It had a profound - almost visionary - impact on him. Faced with forest fires and large-scale destruction of this beloved nature that gave him back his dignity, Krajcberg was revolted. His art took on a militant style.
This portrait of the man is also the story of an extraordinary destiny, the story of his revolt. by Maurice DUBROCA.