Joe Kraven turns his wife’s x-rays into art

The Jewish Chronicle - - People -

PEN­SIONER Joe Kraven is us­ing his late wife’s x-rays to cre­ate pieces of art with an anti-racist mes­sage. The 84-year-old Lon­doner came up with the idea when he was mis­tak­enly sent his wife Cissie’s x-rays af­ter she died of pan­cre­atic can­cer three years ago.

He tells Peo­ple: “I laid one on a news­pa­per and saw how the print was vis­i­ble through the x-ray. The im­age showed a fam­ily where one half was black and the other was white so I thought about mak­ing a poster with an anti-racist mes­sage.”

He came up with the slo­gan: “God doesn’t do favourites. Tol­er­ance is the vac­cine against racism.”

The Wood­ford Green lo­cal has re­ceived help from his lo­cal MP Lee Scott and hopes to ap­proach the Bri­tish Olympic Com­mit­tee to use his cre­ation as part of their 2012 anti- racism drive. He has do­nated the orig­i­nal to Red­bridge Town Hall. Mr Kraven reg­u­larly at­tends Jewish Care’s Sin­clair House.

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