The bear is the first soft toy that is typically given to newborns. It symbolizes childhood, or more generally carefree or happy youth. She has placed her heart in past memories, inside Teddy bear and occasionally pulls it out of the plush to feel its sweetness. She hugs the bear because she wants to keep the happy memories of the past closed hidden, kept in the puppet, close to her. The fingers near her heart are reddish because that little heart in the Teddy bear warms the woman’s cold skin.
Oil on canvas 40 cm x 40 cm x 4 cm
Painted in Roma, Italia, 2021