on a magical do nothing day | beatrice alemagna
It’s a wet day and, in a scene familiar to most parents, a mum (herself glued to a laptop, presumably working) snaps at her offspring to do something other than play computer games all day. The child, skulks off into the woods in a neon orange raincoat that dazzles against the foliage – the child is outdoors and out of place. But, having lost the computer console, the child grows captivated by the forest’s sensuous delights – from stroking slimy snails to slurping icy rainwater.
Using a beautiful earthy palette and intricate lines, loops and curls, Italian-French talent Beatrice Alemagna evokes a woodland world so full of textures and sights you can almost feel the shafts of sunlight on your back.