Size: 18cm x 17cm x 42cm
The story behind the sculpture:
During her childhood, Vera Timmons witnessed numerous acts of delinquency.; One day she saw her little neighbor, Peter "Freckles", with a sarcastic smile, rip in to pieces the teddy bear of her friend Katherine.; The following week, the same Peter, armed with a slingshot, broke Mrs. Carrigan's window.; Another day, "Freckles" stole a handful of candy by putting his filthy hands in Aunt Mary's candy bowl.; Even if Vera witnessed everything, everyone said that she was lying and accused her little sister as the author of the crime. Injustice, that is, the injustice of having said the truth and nobody believed her, is what led Vera Timmons to the study of law. The years passed and after a brilliant career at the university, Vera was proud to exercise the profession that she so much desired.; The only thing that she will never be able to understand is how that horrible Peter "Freckles" who eventually went into politics, could become senator.
From the early 1980’s, Guillermo Forchino experiments with various materials to create works of art in volume. This research began at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rosario, Argentina and then continued with three years of studies in art restoration and conservation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. During his studies he discovered and mastered classic techniques and materials.
After completing his studies in Paris, he returned to Argentina where he directed the Juan B. Castagnino atelier of art restoration of the Museum of Beaux-Arts of Rosario. It was during this period that Forchino began creating figures made from wrapped bands of cloth where the visible parts of the body (head and hands) were made from wax and paper maché coloured with natural pigments.
At the end of the 1980’s, Forchino chose poly resins to create figures and scenes that resemble the world of comic strip and cartoon characters. They are typically unusual and humorous subjects such as a family leaving on vacation in an overloaded car with flat tires or a tired, old American pick-up truck from the 1950’s. He has used other modes of transportation such as boats, planes and motorcycles and has even used a bathtub for a military dictator. His characters are always handled with humour and finesse and given a soul.
Guillermo Forchino lives and works in Paris in his workshop two steps away from the Père Lachaise cemetery.