FKNU: I believe that this project with Nara started with no intention, just to express your creativity in a playful way at this new moment of your life. Does this set of works have the intention of becoming an exhibition in the future, or a book?
GK: Yes, this project, which is not a project, started very spontaneously. In the first months of it, in the puerperium, I was very much at home, helping Ju, my wife, in the great change that had happened in our lives: We became parents!
Yes, we have the idea of turning it into a book, with an exhibition, but we still did not format the idea. Soon, maybe!
FKNU: What inspires you while choosing a drawing? How it is this creation process?
GK: The whole process is very free, I have a need to draw that has been with me for a long time, I just need to draw. So when I was going to change Nara’s diapers or when I was taking care of her, I used to put her in the middle of our bed, and she was so little there, in the middle, gesturing a lot. She was always expressive with her hands, I found it funny! That’s when I decided to take a picture of her and at the time I looked, I visualized that she was walking on her imaginary horse. Hands down I has to draw it, and so the series began. So I put her in bed and let her have fun, then I take some pictures. Only after that, from the position or gesture that she made, I begin to make the drawings.
FKNU: Keeping up with her growth over the years is the mainly idea?
GK: Yes, I think of following her, inserting Nara into my make-believe world.
FKNU: Are these works created for the records or are they already existing works?
GK: I’m mixing, new and old things. Everything inside my repertoire.
I finish this post with the feeling that we should all keep our eyes awake, our children souls, one foot in the make-believe, free from the crazy things about this world and believing, and thus creating a parallel universe and why not, true, such as little Nara.