Waiting in Vain 2
Watercolor and ink on paper
9 x 12 inches, unframed
Waiting in Vain 2 (along with its partner Waiting in Vain 1) is Chino Carlo’s response to the general cultural toxicity and political fatigue that unfolded during the lockdown. The 9 x 12-inch watercolor and ink on paper piece depicts a bright and colorful image of a man in the usual style Chino renders his subjects - sorrow evident in his face.
“I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don't know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.”