Vinyl paint on MDF
105 x 150 cm
B039 - 0271
Ex-combatant of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC-EP-. Joined at the age of 20, remained in the group for 3 years.
This is called La Cedro creek (Caquetá). Here, we have, in this house two sick people, but in this house lived a family. The guerrilla commander had asked them permission to put our sick people inside the house.
And they had left five guerrilla soldiers taking care of them, but they neglected them and went to the creek.
They were taking a bath when they realized that the army had killed the man and the two children. The Army had not realized that inside the house there was a man and two children.
Then, our commander brought together those he had left there and the lady was very distraught because her husband and the two children had been killed, so, the lady asked for justice.
So the commander ordered the guerilla soldiers, they themselves, to dig five holes in the ground, and had them buried there for three days. And they only thing they did was to ask for help, to ask for water, but the commander’s order was not to give them anything.
After three days he had them shot. He said that was for us all to learn that when someone was given an order that person had to fulfill it.
One feels a lot of sadness, a lot of pain. The children, the man and also the colleagues with whom one had spent time died.