Hands knowing each other for 84 years

Pencil on Dorée paper 170 g/m2
2020 / 21×30 cm

These hands knowing each other for 84 years belong(ed) to my parents They met and played together as they were children. They have been married for more than 63 years.

I always establish a sort of emotional relationship with my subject. Intensity and depth might change. It can go from just curiosity and the desire to explore and understand, to strong feelings in association with touching or dramatic occurrences, or even to intense emotions when a close connection with my deepest private sphere plays a role. I assume this happens to all artists. However, in this case, with these very hands I felt an intense and emotive relationship.

On March 14, 2021, at the age of 89, my mother passed away.