I came up with the idea of a slow process, letting images run free through my mind. I wanted to draw the story of a child who runs into a fox and become its friend on a gloomy day. I had the images on my mind: the snow, the fog, the snow prints and the paths that made them encounter and, since that moment, take care of each other.
It’s a winter day and it’s snowing has never before. A fox is lost and doesn’t remember the way home. A bored boy in his room is looking at the snow outside of the window. He will hear that the fox’s crying for help, so he covers it with his blue scarf and let it into his house, where they get to know and care for each other until Spring. This story is about why we need to take care of small things and build strong connections. It’s about friendship and mutual care between the humans and nature ,and about finding a balance between two realities that share the same world.
This silent book is for my parents: they taught me how to see the beauty in nature and in small things.
Agnese was born in Cagliari in 1987. She studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design in Sassari. She started her artistic career by learning engraving techniques. In 2015 she obtained a Master’s degree at the Ars in Fabula-School of Illustration in Macerata. In 2019 she published her first illustrated children’s book, “Su mundu incantatore de sas formigas e sons òmines”, with Sardinian publisher Papiros. She is very fond of nature and she tries to portray the beauty of the natural world with textures and pictorial effects.