All images and texts © 2012 2020 Rosanna Gaddoni
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You have surely played hide and seek when you were a child, together with your friends, I did it too. Once I found an amazing place to hide, so fantastically hidden that, after some time, everybody was already found except me. From my place of privilege, I could clearly hear their voices and their excitement going on, they were all looking for me. A while later, a few started talking about something else and playing in a small group. My place was too difficult to find, somebody started calling me and they all stopped looking for me actively: I had to decide then if I wanted to spend the time in my hidden kingdom or get out and go on with playing with the others. And so I stepped out from the golden cocoon and caught up with the others.
There is nothing worse than hearing that the game is going on and you feel nobody cares enough to look for you, and find you. For some people, it is natural to expose to the world, it is their favorite moment and it gives them energy. Someone else find this seriously challenging, and every time a conscious decision has to be taken to step out from the corner and go on ‘playing’ with the others.
Because anyway, the game goes on with or without us, and for the hidden ones “it is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found”. Winnicott
Can you feel the countless seconds that takes a rosebud to bend and bow to earth when the time comes? Can you hear the silent dance of the leaf, that leaves the branch for the last voyage in the air?
My world is in black and white because I cannot compete with the colors of autumn. With the call of a robin, I will sing my song to the season of mellow sunrays and farewells
Triptych, Charcoal on paper 14.8 x 21 cm contact me for info
Drawing is a symbolic action, collapsing a concept of the ideal world into matter.
Having a passion for all that relates to humanity, I have always been triggered by human faces because they represent the most powerful symbol of the human journey. They tell our unique story and all stories from the past, stories of men and women, that we all share and “make” us and our cultures.
“A face” is “a way” to stay in the world.
This is the reason I love, among other subjects, to draw portraits. It is my personal research about the hidden sparkle of mystery we all carry as human beings. I love to feel the different gradations of the soul, without asking with words a direct question: ‘Who are you?’, and get close to that core, and never touch it.
Contact me to buy one of the above drawings or to request a new commissioned one.
All images © 2012 2019 Rosanna Gaddoni
All rights reserved