Time: 20 h
Everyone seem to have read the Little Prince. Not only to celebrate his poetic view of life, but to understand that everything can be better if you see it with different eyes. Someone though seem to fix him/herself only on the criticism inside the story, a good excuse for serial-victims happy to bend the author’s metaphors to justify their lack of willpower to change their lives. In real life you can choose not to grow roses for instance, but apple trees. Strong, independent, and yet flourishing and life giving apple trees can be a very healthy alternative to roses whose beauty will perish with no more than a beautiful shape for the eyes of those who causally find them in their steps.
So as the serial-victims bend their life finding inspiration in how delicate the rose is someone can instead think of creating a different kind of “bending” dedicated not to those who sees beauty in what’s beautiful, but to those who can experience beauty in everything.
The Little Princess, strong, the same sword of her counterpart, the same curious and yet mature wish to learn about the world and her clear eyes watching a strong apple tree under the protection of the fox. An apple tree doesn’t really need you to nurture him, but in a good and fertile soil he can independently take care of himself and at the contrary of the rose he can give back the love he receives with juicy fruits.
This late reversed-male-chauvinism that transforms every classic hero in it’s female form in a perverted and totally unsatisfying way to create equality by simply changing gender is son of a society too childish to see that any woman in reverted role in movies, writings, art etc are just a bad joke to those that fought for the real rights. But as we live in this world I thought it could be nice, as a “divertissment” only, to made the same game dedicating it to a person that really felt inside the original feminism movement not these fake ones.
As one of my last experiments, like “Lake View” I had to use a bad quality wood and that limited the possibilities of getting more details, but unlike the other this has only a few layers so the result was better. Again as the other one, this one has some deeper meanings dedicated to the person I was carving it for, but I think just with the first level of interpretation it can be enjoyed.