Every month, we dust off a piece of art from the British Red Cross collection to give it the attention it deserves. Our piece this month could be an ordinary keepsake – except for the missing foot.
The artwork – Feet – was made in the late 1990s, at a time when nearly a quarter of war casualties were landmine victims. It is a simple but moving piece – with a crutch mark pressed into the plaster where a right foot should be.
Mike Whitwam, then director general of the British Red Cross, called the ongoing situation a “humanitarian tragedy”.
He added: “Anti-personnel mines indiscriminately maim and kill 2,000 people a month around the world.” More