Eerie still life paintings in shades of Burnt Sienna. Remnants of everyday life, frozen in a macabre stillness the moment time stopped when Russian bombs rained down on Ukraine’s residential dwellings in the liberated towns of Irpin and Borodianka, Ukraine. Exquisite light kisses the scorched palette. Baby cribs and wheelchairs. Charred cameras that once held tender family photos. A coffee cup sits on a table near a recliner, singed and flaking. A kitchen table still holds food left uneaten. What were they cooking that last day of normal? Lives led, now put on hold. Or extinguished. Precious mementoes reduced to ash. Twisted metal, empty chairs, melted microwaves. Too painful to ponder what the power of these weapons of destruction does to human flesh at the point of impact. Broken glass becomes a metaphor for shattered lives. Survivors visit in a bittersweet homecoming to pick through the pieces of their former reality, saved from the bombardment by destiny. Others will never return. WELCOME TO ‘STILL LIFE: What Remains’ by 4 time Pulitzer Winter CAROL GUZY in-depth coverage all year long of this human tragedy.