A conversation with Chiara Camoni

The yellow snow 

I was in nursery school.

We were told to draw
a winter landscape with markers. 

I made the snow yellow,
the color that seemed to come
closest to snow white. 

My teacher yelled a lot,
insisting that snow
wasn’t yellow. 

I could not disagree more.

La neve gialla is extracted from a projection made with a magic lantern, in which the light comes from the candle that is placed inside the lantern.  The glass slides are painted.