This is my new zine, “1,000 Fruits”, it is very simple. Download it here, or click on the image.
Christian Filardo sees the small picture. Life is a series of small pictures. Without a collage life wouldn’t even make any sense. That’s why there are photo ‘albums’ rather than one photo to represent everything. No photo wants that kind of pressure. With this collection Christian manages to show what happens in tiny interactions. Some of these interactions require intense scrutiny. Other pieces show how pointless so many things can be. Either way it is okay. Pointlessness serves a higher purpose, one of mood rather than of meaning.
Shoes travel. Christian watches the shoes rotate at the mall. By making the shoes rotate the store hopes to make them look cooler. Like if objects are simply stationary not going anywhere it reminds people of their own stasis. Obviously the shop keeps of the world can’t let that happen. They have things to sell to young affluent people. Whoever is simultaneously young and affluent is missing out on the greatest part of youth: figuring out how to survive on the absolute bare minimum.
Walls offer secrets. They protect them too. Christian witnesses a person staring at a wall very intensely. Figuring that there is a deep secret of the wall he saunters right over with a swagger in his step. Nobody stops Christian from what he sees on the wall, nobody tells him what to expect on that wall, that mysterious thing. Christian sees nothing. Poor Christian fails to appreciate the motivating factor of infinite boredom.
Pencils need sharpening. Using the latest in pencil sharpening technology Christian has a pencil ready to use for his dreams. Dreams are made to be erased. The process is well known. Erasing dreams is better known as ‘growing up’. With each year comes a new erasure, new edits until the final product looks nothing like the beginning. Some can’t handle the editing of dreams. Honestly though dreams have to be downsized. Offices offer easy access to office supplies for a reason.
Fruits scream out for Christian. He fails to eat them. Probably Christian is busy eating pizza bagels. The problem with pizza bagels is that when pizza is on a bagel one can have pizza anytime. Without a time restriction every time is pizza time. New York City suffered through this before the pizza bagel era yet grew stronger as a result. Christian watches his fruit in a crate rot because those nasty little fruits do nothing for him. He wants fruit that can put in an honest day’s work.
Christian’s little drawings add something special to this delightful delectable treat.