Art and the Good Life
As a society, we hold a special place for children, we view them as innocent and helpless. It is because of this that we tend to weigh their lives greater than someone older. It is the unknown nature of what a child is going to do with their lives that makes us feel such loss. In this photograph, Belinda Chick and Clock, Alessandra Sanguinetti is trying to portray the vulnerability and care that a child has. We tend to become cynical as we grow up and mature but children always have an almost whimsical view of the world. The photograph conveys the affection Belinda has for the chick. Why do we lose this affection for the world? Never completely of course but we attempt to shelter ourselves maybe to not get hurt. This adds to the idea that one should be vulnerable at times specially in relationships. To open ourselves up like a child allows us to have deeper experiences and connections.