I started this piece the night I found some dear friends had lost their child as a way to connect to them when I could not be there physically. I began rather spontaneously, thinking about him and what he would’ve been like when he was older, what he would see and experience. I wondered what he was seeing now, how he saw the world. I used his curiosities as inspiration and my own wonder of what we are made of to create this piece.
I used a Chinese newspaper and shopping receipts to cover cardboard and then covered it with a watercolor and graphite wash. After that the papers started to curl and come off, I liked the effect so I decided to leave it. The drawings are done in graphite. Here are some details:
With all the positives and negatives happening in the world and in my immediate environment, I am often left in wonder, longing for a simple life, similar to the one I had as a kid, where really the only worry was where I was going to explore next. Thanks for reading and take care.