'Never Give Up' truly represents my life's journey, and not necessarily in the first sens of the word. Contrary to the spirit of endurance and competition, 'never give up" corresponds, from my point of view, to this child's soul buried deep inside. This intact and pure soul that allows us to dream and believe in all our most unreachable aspirations.
It is to this child's soul that we should 'never give up'. This is the one that allows us to move forward and make our dreams come true. These very same dreams that our eduction, culture and adult life made us not to believe in anymore.
Therefore, in this world of barriers and restrictions, if we wish to be happy, we should not give up on our child's soul. It is this youthful carefreeness that gives us the courage to move forward and to believe in our most craziest dreams.
In this drawing, we see an old man, who shows us, with his large smile, how happy he is. The red teat, in the corner of his mouth, symbolises this child's soul he never gave up on.
In the background, we discover all the letters of the theme 'NEVER GIVE UP' in which 5 letters has been highlighted 'VIVRE' ('TO LIVE' in French), the anagram for happiness. To give up, is to let yourself die slowly, when on the contrary 'NEVER GIVE UP' is TO LIVE.
My technique (Drawing circles with Bic ball point pens) also symbolises the simplicity of a form : the circle (child's drawing), a tool : the ball point pen (our first pen at school) to create a complexe art work (the impossible objective).