SUNRISE began on the eve of the second lockdown in Italy. From a desire to escape a daily routine and find my own stimulus, not from without but from within, I sought to perceive a world anew.
The day was born differently with each sitting.
The ritual, getting up before dawn to honor life, was tiring, but it also awakened in me a new curiosity. I put question marks where, until that moment, there were only statements.
After a year in the absence of social life, I rediscovered the power of imagination. Scholars believe that the first cave paintings were a tool to facilitate the hunt, for people to imagine and realize pathways to success.
Every change, every challenge, begins by imagining how it may pass, how a new day may dawn.
Daniela Astone, Florence, 2021
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