Sculptures from a Vulnerable Society is a chapter of the first project Studies on the Dignity of the Human Person,... Read More
Sculptures from a Vulnerable Society is a chapter of the first project Studies on the Dignity of the Human Person, which is a fragment of the current political-socio-economical scenario in Brazil. The images were taken on Paulista Avenue and surroundings, a wealthy neighborhood and one of the central financial districts of the city of Sao Paulo.
In this investigation, my studies have focused on the pictures I have been taking of people who take shelter on the streets, totally wrapped in fragile materials to protect themselves, such as black plastics, blankets or paper boxes. We are not able to see their bodies and immediately recognize them as human beings, except when they rarely move.
This scenario draws attention to a very fragile human condition that is called *social vulnerability but is daily ignored and neglected by neighbors and public power.
When I cover these (original) photographs with digital painting, I intend to conceptually "discover" and reveal something opposite caused by their current status. In this way, I seek through these sculptures to show perhaps the most vital human essence these individuals have lost over time in society - representativeness and personal Identity.
[Identity is something that defines us, give us directions and value and takes years to form ]
* social vulnerability is the concept that characterizes the condition of groups of individuals that are losing their representativeness in society. They are found in a marked decline of essential well-being and human rights.