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Theresa DeSalvio

Album: Tales 1/10

Album Description
Tales is my most comprehensive body of work. It is an allegorical series of paintings in which I use the character Pinocchio to tell a story about a boy who becomes addicted to heroin. The images chronicle the devastating effects that heroin addiction had on Pinocchio's life and his attempts to kick his habit and put his life back in order. Thirty-two of these paintings were made into a bi-lingual book (English/Spanish) and subsequently a film "Tales: A Cautionary Story about Heroin Addiction". The film has screened in multiple international film festivals as well as in community centers.

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