Friday, June 17, 2016

Art

My art is a free expression of my rich inner life, being creative is such a gift! When I paint, I feel like a God creating a new world...
 
 
 
 
 


Crows

Crows... People think they are ugly and mischievous. Nobody likes them.
 
 
 
And you know what? They don't care!
 

 
 
I admit they look pretty gloomy. 
 
 
But they are also crazy and fun characters.
 
 
Crows are a pain for the other birds. They take pleasure in bullying the small birds.
 
 
 
And annoying the bigger ones. 
 
 
 
Crows are scavengers, they take advantage of every  death in the forest.  
 
 
But in the city also they know how to found a disgusting feast to feed themselves.
 
 
Nope. Nobody likes crows. Except me.
 
 
I think these flying scoundrels have a lot to teach us. How to be happy without worrying about the tittle-tattle, how to enjoy every opportunity life presents us. They teach us that not having a melodious voice is not enough reason to stop singing...

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Growing up

Sometimes life changes abruptly, I don’t really know why. It switches from one world to another, and the transition is often painful.
I remember childhood as a time when imagination was as important as reality, and where the simplest object can become the source of an endless entertainment.

One day in the forest, I found a twisted branch on the ground. But to me this was no ordinary branch, it was a dragon!



I tied a rope around its neck, and I dragged my new best friend to my hut.


My little friend didn’t take long to found his own extraordinary companion. We were dragon trainers, we were invincible. Our dragons accompanied us everywhere, we would make them crawl through puddles, hissing with bliss because, as my uncle used to say "who says water says snake" and obviously dragons and snakes are close relatives.


For us kids, the forest was a playground of infinite possibility. We had built a hut that looked more like a pile of branches in which we hold just squatting, but it didn’t matter. In the woods we were Indians, explorers, cavemen!

There was also this tree where we climbed pretending to be Tarzan or on windy days, sailors caught in the Storm!

Unfortunately all good things come to an end, and children grow up.
I myself realized that I had grown up the day when I saw that little girl on her scooter, neighing like a horse.

Suddenly, I realized that I no longer could ride a scooter pretending with that much conviction that I was riding a unicorn’s back.

From this moment, the tree in which we had lived all these exciting adventures  appeared to me as the stunted laurel it had always been.
Hanging on a branch, jumping over an obstacle, sprint for nothing -and the list goes- were no longer  things I was allowed to do.
To escape from a reality I couldn’t tolerate, I isolated myself. My imagination seeming to have dried up, my crazy adventures in the forest left place to more passive entertainments.

The environment in which I was moving now, much against my will, was hostile, superficial, governed by absurd rules.
I felt choked by conformism. The very presence of my fellow humans and their look heavy of judgment felt unbearable.





As a kid, I had wrongly imagined that adults were reasonable and fair people, and I sadly realized that all moral rules that I’ve been taught were swept by the rules of appearance, greed and power. And I strongly doubted my own profitability.

I think I was not bad at being a child, but I turned out to be a terrible teenager and a poor adult. I was desperate. My imagination was still here, somewhere and I had to find a way to express myself.  And suddenly, I had an idea...


And what if this, could be my contribution to the world...