Oil on cardboard, 20 x 21.5 cm, 2013.
This painting is based on some photos that I still have about my early childhood holidays at the sea, here in Italy. We used to go every summer in Liguria, spending there almost one month. I remember most of all my fear of water and swimming! Maybe my sister, the elder among the two, remembers most of all the bother of having me as a little brother! As always happens with childhood memories, that place, and that sea, that were enormous in the eyes of child, are now so small, fragile and familiar.
oil and pencil on cardboard