My Awareness Days

The long list of International Awareness Days made me realized that irrelevant days do not actually exist. Every day is important to someone, if not to us selves, so condemning some days of being ordinary, boring and irrelevant, are caused only by personal perception and expectations. International Awareness Days are recording days of firefighters, nurses, turtles, poetry, people who feel happy or sick of tuberculosis… I took this list as a starting point for creating a collection of short stories and a cycle of over 300 paintings, under the common name “My Awareness Days“, because every day carries a little story, which deserves to be noticed.

Since 2006, from time to time, I make collage on paper or on canvas same dimension of 24 x 30 cm, and use material that I find at the end of each day in my pockets, in a purse, on a table (newspaper articles, paid invoices, flyers), and then I add a story to it, slowly making pages of one big personal calendar in the glory of ordinary days.

And how does your ordinary day looks like? How will you remember this day? Leave a comment.