'Nocturnales VII', Pastel on paper, 151 x 100 cm, 2009
But in the dark side of one’s mind.
Nocturnales is a blend of two entities: the nocturne and the saturnalia, the licentious Roman festival during which the "whole mob has let itself go in pleasures" (Epistles by Seneca, XVIII.3).
Nocturnales VII and Are You Afraid Of Silence In Painting? encompass different levels of interpretations regarding the body and its powerful legacy in language and dialogue. It conveys the idea of how the body and its sexual characteristics may be a powerful alternative to language when words are too poor or inadequate. In our society, new methods of communication have ostracized the role of the body and disembodied language. In this perspective, these works show how harmful to humanity a virtual society may be and enlighten the importance of communication and dialogue between people and cultures.