I had to go all the way to Italy to find out that there exists a cousin with the same wonderful kind of personality as my grandfather but with one big difference. He likes to talk! Every time we go to Sersale, visiting HIS house is one of the highlights of our trip. He tells stories that keep everyone in the room in stitches. It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand Italian, because he patiently breaks it all down for you until EVERYONE gets it. A not so funny thing about Giuseppe is that he doesn’t photograph well. Whenever he sees a camera he assumes this stone face, hardly what you’d expect from such a sweet and funny man. Once I caught him off guard and I took a snapshot. This painting is rendered from that snapshot.