I loved the school garden at SACI. I used to wander around and pick things on the ground. And I had a small collection of nuts, stones, sticks, pieces of wood in my bedroom in Firenze. One afternoon, it was raining, I didn't have any class, so I took my camera out and took pictures of the water drops in the garden.
When I printed the photos in the darkroom, the idea came up: I wanted to bring the pictures back to the garden. I talked to my friends, and they agreed to help: Linda Tieu, Martin Curley, and Gina-Marie Porter. We built the tunnel out of wood frames and plastic sheets. We put my pictures, and some of Linda's photographs of small things in the garden too, on the tunnel walls. We did it in the weekend so that nobody saw us doing it, and they would be surprised on Monday.
I put a lot of messages all over the tunnel, of the kind: "You might be in a hurry or too busy to recognize these small things", or "Have you seen these water drops?" It was my first work as an art student, and I wanted to make sure it was understood.
And the weird title was given by my teacher Lorenzo Pezzatini when he came to see the piece.
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