THE OLD MAN WITH THE CHILD

GIOVANNI BAILONI – 2013

The two shapes that develop following the outline of the trees suggest the presence of an old man holding a child by the hand. The theme of the ages of life has been dear to art of all times, and in a natural environment it takes on new details and overtones. The action of walking recalls the effort made in life to meet challenges and adversity, crossing paths that may sometimes be so inaccessible and unknown as to require a guide: someone who has already walked them many times. Progressing through the pine grove means trusting nature, which offers its slow rhythm, calm and aware, similar to the unspoken wisdom of old people. The wood and rusted sheet metal also represent time that passes and slowly transforms.