Sam picking his vitamins

sam_picking_his_vitamins_med-resTitle: Sam picking his vitamins

Dimensions 10”x 12”

2009, Oil on canvas

The story: meet sam

I feel everyone has seen, at some point or another, a young kid jamming his tiny little fingers in his nose without any sense of shame. To the child, it seems as if his finger is supposed to go in there simply because it fits.

I can’t help but to smile when I witness a child talking and acting without any restrictions as they learn bit-by-bit what is culturally right or wrong. Sam is the beautiful little boy of Richard, the VFX editor with whom I had the pleasure to work with on ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’. As if to make picking his nose even more natural and obvious, little Sam had the funny way to refer to this, by saying he was “picking his vitamins”.