It might just be me, but incandescent light bulbs have always caused an intense sense of wonder in me. Having suffered little changes from their victorian-flavored invention, they are both modern and vintage. Such an ordinary item acquiring so many connotations is amazing to say the least: We can recall the cartoon light bulb floating over the head of someone who has an idea, and there definitely is something unsettling about a lonely light bulb hanging from the ceiling, throwing its amber tint towards the furniture. A light bulb can bear several meanings: it can be a champion of light or it can be just a remark of the darkness surrounding. Its warmth can be almost magical or reveal what should never be revealed. Maybe that's why both surreal and horror art have integrated light bulbs as recurring elements in their imagery.
And some gret news: NEIL GAIMAN happens to like my work"Congratulations! We're very pleased to announce that Neil has chosen your artwork as one of his runners-up for the month of October.
This means that your image is going to be featured in the digital A Calendar of Tales experience (launching this April)."
This couldn't be more exciting! Neil Gaiman happens to like my work! The girl in the picture is my best friend María, and is also the reason why I entered the contest: Neil Gaiman is her favourite writer, and since I knew she was a bit down these days, being exposed to her idol would hopefully cheer her up. So I asked her wether she'd pose for me, and she was more than eager to do it. Anyway, to be selected as a runner-up was far beyond our expectations. I couldn't wait to call her! When she finally answered the phone and I told her, she said her day couldn't be better. That's my gift. I'm so happy I could sing.
And you don't want to hear me sing.
My other submission to the contest was:
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