Vinyl paint on MDF
140 x 100 cm
B056 - 0431
Ex-combatant of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC-EP-. Joined at the age of 14, remained in the group for 10 years.
Back then, really young kids were being recruited, they were just kids.. They’d be recruited, and forcefully taken away, sometimes they were tied up, they were dragged out, or however.
They were going to take this 14 year old kid. His mom got very angry and refused to let him go, claiming he was her only son, but the kid knew that would stir up trouble, so he said he would go to save his mom. But she still said NO, they would have to take him over her dead body….So of course, they did…take him over her dead body: they shot her.
They blew up her brains and they still took the kid: WE took him, because I was part of the group who did it.