Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dario Rivarossa: Wolf Imagery . . .

Some years back, I posted a "Just So Story" titled "Why Wolves Howl at the Moon" that explained where the moon comes from, and I recently showed my Italian friend Dario Rivarossa this little fable, which spurred his aesthetic imagination, prompting him to create three images to illustrate three of the scenes:

"Once a month, they would take the ball out and play with it.
Their games were simple -- throwing, catching, and chasing."

"In the course of time, however,
there arose a selfish wolf as leader of the pack.
He was strong and clever,
but his selfishness marred his character."

"The moon, however, belongs to no one now,
and sheds its borrowed light on the just and the unjust,
the wise and the foolish . . . the pack,
and the lonely leader of the pack."

The third image is rather mysterious . . . but that's Dario's "SighNature" style. Anyway, we'll see what comes of this little children's story if Dario feels inclined to create more images . . .

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At 5:34 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

The third image is rather mysterious

well, that's so unfair(y tale) of you! you received a most clear explanation about it by email, and here it is. now the whole world will know:

the third picture tries to sum up the whole story: "we" all, wolves and human beings . . . wolves i.e. human beings (the eyes are the same as in the second ilustration), in the cosmic moonlight.

At 5:39 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

if Dario feels inclined to create more images

this had not been planned, but, who knows? meanwhile I hope it will be also published in Italy, the more so as the translation already 'chances' to exist. but, in case, the artist will be chosen by the editor and/or the publisher. let's cross fingers.

At 5:45 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Unfair? Me? But I gave a clue in the "SighNature" allusion . . .

Interesting to contemplate being published in Italian before in English . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:55 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

oh, well, I also happen to be more often published first in English than . . . than never in Italian; the only exception being the Dante book.

the Wolves pics - and the Little Bad Boy ones, incidentally - will appear in my blog as soon as the BBB series is over. again thanks for these inspiring texts.

At 6:04 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I think I need to catch up on your BBB posts.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 6:10 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

I am simply posting them (one every three days or so) with a caption that quotes some lines from the story. no special comments, but your sentences are poignant in themselves.
anyway next time, on Feb. 19, the text/drawing relationship will be quite funny :-)


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