The artist created form, texture and movement, using bright colors and Brazilian natural fibers that would be discarded, to talk... Read More
created form, texture and movement, using bright colors and Brazilian natural
fibers that would be discarded, to talk about deforestation, its consequences
Açaí was used, a
palm tree from the Amazon region whose consumption of its fruit was transformed
from regional and rural food to one of national and international projection
when in the 90s the demand for healthier food began.
aspect of the work expressed by the indigenous eyes is strong and open to
various interpretations. The açaí fibers, on the other hand, represent the
lifeless forest, removed for the economic benefit of a few, ending the natural
habitat and the means of survival for those who live there.
At the top of
the picture the eyes are more hidden and as the forest is being cleared, the
eyes become more apparent, as if they had nowhere else to hide (bottom of the picture).
layout of the fibers was designed to create movement and three-dimensionality.
The colors ocher, raw and red were chosen to refer to the felled trees,
lifeless and on fire respectively.
contemporary work of art fulfills a social function, which encourages viewers
to think about ways to integrate social, environmental and economic issues.