From the Film Maker:
According to legend Saint Christopher was a huge man who carried travellers across a ford. One day he carried a small child across the stream; the child’s weight nearly crushed him. When they arrived on the other side, the child revealed himself as Christ, and he was so heavy because he bore the weight of the world.
I was touched by this scene and the simplicity of the story. I also thought that the treatment of the colours and the dreamy, naive atmosphere of the landscape linked with my own illustration style.
I have tried to contribute to the iconography with a personal and apocalyptic version of the legend: a giant in Speedos carrying a small, mysterious child drowning in the bottom of the river. The child might just be a figure created by Christopher’s imagination, a real God, an alien or a simple parasite attached to his back. This is a visionary trip, or maybe just a premonition in a contemporary context.
Ignasi Pi-Sunyer De Gispert
A piece inspired by Style of the Master of the Female Half-Lengths, Saint Christopher carrying the infant Christ, around 1520-50