World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy 0

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy 0

Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy who washed ashore and shocked the world, was given wings, sleeping on a bed or lying among a pile of toys in the artist's drawings.

Aylan Kurdi, 3 years old, was seen lying motionless on the morning of September 2, face down in the sand near a famous Turkish resort.

Not long after, artists around the world shared drawings of a poor boy `sleeping` in the sand, as a way to express their pain and grief towards him.

`I’m just dreaming of what could happen. I think this represents a shame,` Turkish artist Omer Tosun captioned the work.

Aylan Kurdi, 3 years old, was seen lying motionless on the morning of September 2, face down in the sand near a famous Turkish resort.

Not long after, artists around the world shared drawings of a poor boy `sleeping` in the sand, as a way to express their pain and grief towards him.

`I’m just dreaming of what could happen. I think this represents a shame,` Turkish artist Omer Tosun captioned the work.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

Iranian cartoonist and animator Mahnaz Yazdani shared that she changed `the cold, aggressive water into a safe, warm blanket covering the bodies of the unfortunate children who were falling asleep.`

Iranian cartoonist and animator Mahnaz Yazdani shared that she changed `the cold, aggressive water into a safe, warm blanket covering the bodies of the unfortunate children who were falling asleep.`

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

Egyptian artist Islam Gawish added white wings to Aylan.

Egyptian artist Islam Gawish added white wings to Aylan.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

The drawing depicts a baby lying face down next to an inscribed tombstone.

The drawing depicts a baby lying face down next to an inscribed tombstone.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

Aylan just seemed to fall asleep on the beach, while playing with a shovel and sand bucket.

Aylan just seemed to fall asleep on the beach, while playing with a shovel and sand bucket.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

Syrian baby lying among countless toys.

Syrian baby lying among countless toys.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

The boy lay face down in the sand, his arms lying next to his body, as if he were sleeping.

The boy lay face down in the sand, his arms lying next to his body, as if he were sleeping.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

`I cried. Only a father can understand,` Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese cartoonist currently living in Doha, Qatar, confided.

`I cried. Only a father can understand,` Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese cartoonist currently living in Doha, Qatar, confided.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

`The painting says a thousand words and originates from a real image,` Twitter account Affi Uddin wrote.

`The painting says a thousand words and originates from a real image,` Twitter account Affi Uddin wrote.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

The innocence and loveliness of the two Aylan brothers when they were still alive.

The innocence and loveliness of the two Aylan brothers when they were still alive.

World artists mourn the drowning Syrian boy

Photos of Aylan Kurdi playing soccer were shared on Twitter.

Photos of Aylan Kurdi playing soccer were shared on Twitter.

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