XIX The Sun
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Sun Card is a positive card, full of triumph, pleasure and youthful energy. It represents the truth and clarity that will inevitably come about after a period of darkness and confusion. The Sun is a symbol of reliability and resolution in a sense that, no matter how dark the situation, it will always rise the next day. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain creates a character who embodies all of the glory, bliss, courage and success of the sun. Tom, a young boy growing up in St. Petersburg, Missouri is both mischievous and enchanted by life. He easily hops along from one adventure to the next, often getting himself into some sort of trouble. It never takes him much time to find his way out. This is most clearly represented by his famous scheme to weasel out of the punishment of whitewashing a fence. Even when stuck in the bleakest of situations Tom is able to triumph and come out on top. He is able to save himself and his friend Becky from near starvation after having strayed off course in a cave. Like the sun, Tom’s reliability and assurance to completion of tasks always shines through.
Tamar Solomon grew up just outside of Detroit, Michigan. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the year 2000 to study Illustration at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Still residing in the Bay Area today, Tamar’s illustrations generally take on a whimsical child like quality with bright colors and fanciful scenes. Her medium is acrylic, and much of her style has been greatly inspired by all of the wonderful children’s books she had as a child. Currently, She is working on a few children’s books of her own, and also takes joy in portraiture of all kinds... from children, to family, to the family pet. Please view Tamar’s website.
The Museum is set in an enchanting historical building of 1600, completely restored, situated between Bologna and Pistoia, among the woods.
This building, apart from being a rich permanent collection, offers a series of cultural events and exhibitions which will be organized not only inside the Museum, but also in the other centres.
Each visit will be a real surprise, also because it is personalized. In fact, Morena and Ernesto will accompany you inside this forest of symbols, all to discover….and for this reason please remember that reservation is needed.
Looking forward to seeing you!!!!!