Extemporaneously Yours: Something From Nothing

Extemporaneously Yours: Something From Nothing

As a child, I spent many cold and rainy days drawing on the tinted window of our house, creating layer upon layer of impressions to build my imaginary worlds with just my finger and the condensation. I was completely immersed in those lands, wandering around and exploring every corner of them for hours on end.

Even as an adult, not much has changed. Whenever I work on more abstract pieces, I feel the same sense of freedom and excitement. My hand moves freely without any preconceived notions of where it's going or what it's creating. It's only when the figures start to make sense that I'm transported to another realm, where I meet new beings and have incredible conversations with them.

It's bittersweet when I realize that these worlds and characters are not real, but that's where the magic of creation comes in. I made them up from nothing, and that's a power that I learned to harness through my experiences with the tinted window.

That window holds a special place in my heart—it's where I learned to create something from nothing. It taught me that there are no limits to what an imagination can bring to life. More importantly, it taught me that I don't need much to make something, a lesson that has played a significant role in shaping who I am today.

So, to the tinted rainy window, I say thank you. Thank you for sparking my creativity and teaching me to make something out of nothing. I will forever be extemporaneously yours

-Sergio Santos