Along the Appia Antica Roman road, there is a church that marks where the “Quo Vadis, domine” (Lord, where are you going?) episode took place. Saint Peter was escaping from Rome and Jesus appeared to him. Inside the church there is a reproduction of a votive stone, which has the footprints left by Jesus on the Roman road, the last footsteps he left on earth, his last evidence.
Nowadays, we can step on the same paving stones which were used to build this road, eroded by millions of footsteps through its two thousand years… I was attracted by the idea that on this road eroded by anonymous people lost in the oblivion of time, there is only a footprint that remains as a pilgrimage place. By itself, the footprint provokes the traveller to walk the way, as well as a small piece of watercolour concentrates the pigment that dyes the landscape about to be painted.
This is the reason for this small series, where the painting and the traveller agreed on the point of doing the journey.