An old photograph from June 1994 has served me as a direct inspiration to make several digital editions, drawings and paintings. This one below is a mix of all three ways.
Revisiting both the original pic and my own recreations I am very aware I witnessed some special charm and true beauty. The parasol, the long, silky hair (even if more than half of it was to be cut soon), the one piece swimwear she was seemingly arranging –or perhaps just lifting it to show off a cute little booty–, the recently budding breasts she also was eager to boast when possible, the delicate building of her entire body, still enthrall me and make me understand that beauty is the main thing; the most important, disturbing and hurtful one we have to face in this life in this world. Because beauty –let’s face it– drives us further than anything else, and hurts us more deeply.
[© Li Fontrodona; photo by E. Vendrell]
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