ONE SMALL UNIVERSE
PC: Michelangelo di Battista with model Rosie Whiteley
An idea - a story begins to form in the tired mind of an old author as he sits alone by the fire. He sips his cognac and the characters materialize as of their own volition in his drowsy mind. They take on definite angles which fill with light and shadow. Their hollow bodies fill with thoughts and desires. Their hollow universe fills with history. They dance and sing and make love; they wage wars against one another and make peace in the brief interval our author hangs between waking and sleeping. Perhaps one day they will materialize on ink smeared paper and claim some small part of this existence. Or else, they will disappear forever the moment the cognac takes effect and our author's head falls soundly sleeping on his chest. Unbeknown to them, their fate hangs uncertain in the balance.