Durra means in Yoruba: Great PearlWhere do we look for our answers?And when we find them, wouldn't it be as... Read More
Durra means in Yoruba: Great Pearl
Where do we look for our answers?
And when we find them, wouldn't it be as obvious as finding them inside us?
Durra speaks of these pearls that we carry in our history.
Principles, values, beliefs...
In the quest to strengthen the roots, customs, beliefs and identity that bring Africa and Brazil closer together, this series honors the relationship presented by the photographed and their connections to their ancestors in a timeless way.
Body paintings and ornaments, keep the customs of the past distinct and the insertion of new elements present the contemporary cultural plurality.
The composition, the elements and the paintings present themselves as symbols of an intimate relationship of their ancestors with nature, letting themselves be adorned by such historical strength and deep roots.
Introspective facial expressions and high contrast areas, represent how great the effort to keep their identities, history and culture visible.
The materials used were selected from ethnic studies, and research on the diverse African culture.
The elements: White clay, red clay, dry leaves, pearls, dehydrated flower, straw, wood, fabrics and pearls, are of organic composition and reinforce the relations with nature and the aesthetic plasticity intended in this work.