"the pain of remembering youth"
tryptich by Gianni Simone, Japan - Italy
Comments by Gianni in a letter of May 5, 2004:
"Give me back my life" was contributed also to a German project a couple of years ago. Here we have the pain of growing up and the anger most teenagers and youngsters feel towards society and their family in particular.
"Seventeen" is my personal version of James Joyce's Ulysses chapter 17. It's quite autobiographical. A Lot of unsolved father-son conflict here! The hope side of this is that now I'm a father myself and I'm doing my best NOT to repeat my father's mistakes - or what I perceived as mistakes.
"The letter" is much lighter in content. It's more banal but after all the joys and pain of love is something everybody experiences sooner or later. Here pain can be both seen as physical and emotional. I don't know about you, but when I'm heartbroken, I get stomachaches.