Red Core

red core

There was a time when I forbid the black color in my paintings. Of course they were paintings to the school and the teachers just said to paint anything but they didn’t teach us much about technics or compositions. I just simply stopped to use the black because it seemed to my eyes that shadows were generally blue, and in nature actually there were plenty of deep blues and browns instead of black. Fortunately my family inscribed me in summer courses for children to learn painting. Unfortunately I wasn’t a child, haha, no, of course I was a child but I felt (as a TV wife that never gets attention from her apathetic husband) very frustrated because all the time they taught me more about the simpler technics and nothing about to paint what someone wants to paint to say something.

I want to say something.

Mother of Pearl

mother of pearl


Those clouds seemed to shape that afternoon a threshold to some invisible world summoned by someone with that tall antenna… Not necessarily any better, just simply a no human world as it’d be an extraterrestrial civilization of creatures from another planets or angels.

When I read the bible when I were a child (by the way I read it as I read the Greek myths because Christianity is tenuous in our native side of the country) it was pretty clear to me that angels were people that we couldn’t trust, they suddenly had interest in women, chose to rebel or to bet on human life, or indeed shape an army against humanity. In the end demons is a word for angels too if I’m not wrong. Perhaps just it’s the fear to the “others” that every human group has.

Football: Argentina vs Nigeria, Germany vs USA, Ecuador vs France.

Hemorrhage of matches. The World Cup is not just in your tv home, it’s in the radios in the busses and taxis, the lcd in the restaurant, the old black and white televisions (FIFA regulate the uniforms in such a way that a match can easily seen in black and white screens) A nice detail when you have to go out to the diary routine.

Argentina vs Nigeria:

It was clear that with Messi out of the field Argentina was more enduring the time till the end more than attacking. Nigeria is a good player in World Cups and against Argentina did a entertained match but, you know, Messi is a genius. Fortunately they also have to Romero. I see the other Argentinian players professionals but not exceptionals. Without Messi I felt that a more lethal Nigerian attack could be closer.

Germany vs USA:

Two German coaches preparing tactic schemes to defeat the opposite as chess players. I’m not fan of the USA football style, but I like that they play to win. Germany is IMHO a solid candidate to be finalist and USA was a strong wall. In this kind of match usually the inspiration opens the road to the goals. It had more pepper because at the same time Portugal and Ghana were playing their destiny or, in this case, doom.

Ecuador vs France:

One word: bored. Ecuador needed to win but there was a tactic mess and the players seemed not very into the game. France has a uninspired game and although they get the classification this is the kind of match that is rare to see in World Cups, except in the last finals that curiously the games have weird behaviours.