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Matteo Pericoli

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Matteo Pericoli

When you run a pencil along a piece of paper, it makes a soft and calming sound: “Shhhhh.” And, according to how much pressure you apply, it produces either a thick and firm line or a flimsy and evanescent one.

In both cases, you smell the pencil’s graphite as it crumbles into millions of microscopic pieces that create a line, the line you intended to draw. Or that someone drew for you.

When I was little boy, my father used to make drawings for me all the time. We would play some games in which I had to guess as quickly... Read More

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