Artist Name: Mateo Dedal
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 30 in x 48 in
The term “sanctus fabula” is a Latin word which means holy play. The concept is triggered on the artist’s intuitions on innocence and holiness: What is it about kids that is so appealing? Is it just their attractive appearance? Is it the way they are willing to love and be loved? Their lively nature or sense of humor? In addition to these qualities, I believe that a child is attractive because they still have the quality of innocence, which is something we have all lost.
Meanwhile, in the perspective from the bible, specifically in Mark Chapter 9:36-37 it explains that Jesus teaches us to be like a child in order to gain access to his kingdom. 36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Children are genuine and real. Hence, they are innocent young embodied with soul individuals who don’t possess guilt of crime or offence and has no experience in life. They are not aware of rules nor norms that surrounds them but are sometimes brutally honest and truthful and lack prejudice. They become spontaneous and lot more perceptive than grownups, so you won’t find them sugar coating anything to make it more palatable.