Ariba, an Old Tale about New Shoes

Artwork Description

Marcus' joy over his new pair of shoes reminds him of an old story about a boy named Ariba. Ariba has the most unusual relationship with an extraordinary pair of shoes. No matter how many times he tries to get rid of his shoes, they always seem to find their way back to him. The story has a subtle intergenerational angle that comes from the tale which reminds us about tolerance, empathy, losing yourself and finding a place where the new and the old can co-exist.

From the moment Marcus put on his new shoes, he couldn’t stop moving.

There was not a single person to whom Marcus didn't present his new shoes

Under an endless sky, in a small village surrounded by high mountains, there once lived a boy named Ariba

This time he decided to take them far beyond the street, the park and even the train station

After all, I really like being with you on Sundays. We always have the most unusual times together

Masha Manapov

Female Israel 1982

City of birth Baku

Now lives & works in Bristol

Techniques used Hand drawn and print screen scanned and developed digitally

Published/Unpublished Published

Publishing date 2020

ISBN Number ISBN-10: 1592703003 ISBN-13: 978-1592703005

Publisher Published in the United States by Enchanted Lion Books