Writing on Raw Material

Franco Matticchio Writing on Raw material

  • What is the man writing?
  • Why is he writing on a tree?
  • What does he have on his hand?
  • Who do you think wrote on the other trees?
  • How are trees and writing linked?
  • What is the message behind this picture?

Credit: Franco Matticchio

  • Bill Chance
    Posted at 19:17h, 23 March Reply

    The man is writing a novel, chapter by chapter, on a series of trees because the repressive government has banned paper. On his hand is a razor-edged gauntlet that he uses to strip the bark. The cartoon (other than being a visual joke) is a statement of the need for man to leave his mark – on nature and on the world.

    Or maybe not.

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