Who are we? Part of what we are comes from our parents, by their teachings, by their teachings, by their example, by their suggestions, from the passions that they have given us. The parent-child relationship is marked by reciprocal gifts that help both to grow, but at some point, they are obstacles to the development of the single person, who, inevitably, will have to take her decision, to follow her way. The project “exploring emotions” started on myself , now develops and takes new form going to investigate the emotions related to the relationships between children and parents, starting from my family of origin. I recognized the importance of emotional, rational curiosity and respect heredity that was given to me by my parents and I found the same feelings in my sister, who also represents me in the images I shot. Re-cognize ourselves through others, means to me, to accept myself, be aware of who I am, and feel a deep sense of gratitude for having received so precious gift. “Exploring emotions – the family” is a project consisting of seven images, each representing the parent-child relationships in several aspects.
The love for animals, for all living beings, is one of the greatest gifts a parent can offer to her child. To emphatize with the world around us will lead us to have a great respect and a non-violent behavior towards others.
To observe the world around us, to love its nature, be soaked and to experience it. These are teachings usually given by fathers who help their children to discover all what it is outside the “house”: the world outside, made of other emotions, other experiences, other relationships that allows us to grow and take our dimension within it.
How to face life? Smiling, with enthusiasm and joy, appreciating the little things, because the purpose of our existence is to seek happiness and in this journey of experiences we need to maintain a positive attitude.
During our life journey we were often faced with situations where we were afraid, and the same happened to our parents. Sometimes we thought we would have been able to solve problems by our own, without the help of anyone, but soon we realized the importance of dialogue, confrontation, aid that can come right from our family, from the closest people, that will be here, next to us, for us, forever.
A look to the past, to my mother’s parents, who gave her important values that she, in turn, was able to pass on to us. A look full of affection, respect and gratitude.
The childhood memories of sometimes painful experiences that have allowed us to grow, to learn to love, to donate, to thrill and to excite.