Mi hanno detto smetti,
mi hanno detto non serve,
mi hanno detto lascia,
E hanno ragione.
Eppure io sono qui
e tu con me.
Little Everyday Uselessness
They told me to stop it,
They told me it was useless,
They told me ro give up,
And they’re right.
But here I am
and you’re with me.
Don’t ask why on Earth there’s a girl holding a white sperm whale. Or better, you can do ask but I don’t know if I’ll be able to answer in a coherent way.
It all started with this enormous board I was so eager to fill up with colors. That and a phrase, ” Little Everyday Uselessness”, scribbled on my big sketchbook.
This time my fascination with sea lifeforms came after. I started rummaging about the idea of something absolutely useless, like watering an empty vase for example and I saw this girl, wearing a bright-colored dress holding this watering can. Then I moved the watering can to the ground but the girl needed something and it appeared.
White, big, absolutely out-of-place. A whale. a white whale. And there it was. It is not dead. Even if it might look like it is. It is alive and something the girl holds dear. It’s something unbelievable. Just like love.
I know I sound cheeky but if you only knew what’s happening to me (great good lovely things) you might understand. But I don’t want you to UNDERSTAND I want you to FEEL. And I really hope this picture give you the idea of something that survives and grows stronger and stronger despite everything, even the simplest rules of reality.
I am proud of the final result. From a technical point of view I guess I learned a lot, especially about wood and organization and… about red. Did you know that there is NOT a single red created to fully cover a surface? They’re half-transparent, how silly is that?!?!
PS: the watering can was sacrificed for composition’s sake. I should have drawn them more on a side or made them smaller but it works even without it doesn’t it?