Delicate piece that combines the work of three artisans and different materials. The crepom paper worked by D. Lilia Fonseca becomes a cross and pompoms that symbolize the Haly Mary's prayer. The Lord’s prayer is represented by carved cherubs by Rondinelly Santos. The crochet chain executed by D. Maria Conceição de Paula joins the pieces turning them into a delicate and exclusive Rosary. Everything is done in Tiradentes, a historical city in the interior of Minas Gerais.
Crepe paper is a delicate material that shows the passage of time, this is not considered a defect, it’s a way for the lamp to tell its own story.
Artisans, gold that flourish by hands
Making an allusion to the gold taken from Brazil by the Portuguese crown during the colonial period, the Artisans collection wants to show that the true Brazilian gold is still here, latent, waiting to be found.
There is an immense wealth stored in every artisan of this country, we just have to get rid of stereotypes and learn to see. The pieces of the collection are inspired by five artisans from Tiradentes (MG) and their different expertise.
Through them I present my gaze on the work of each one. There are dressers, tables, mirrors and lamps with the soul of each artisan and mine too.
Artisans are our wealth, our roots, our culture. Carvings, sculptures, embroidery and the like emerge from their hands, from their hearts love, respect and sensitivity. An honor for me that they allow me to enter their worlds and bring them into mine. Artisans Collection is a tribute to them, the people responsible for passing on much of our traditions.
Tiradentes, MG - Brazil
2019 | Artisans, gold that flourish by hands | Yankatu Gallery, São Paulo, SP - Brazil 2018 | Artisans, gold that flourish by hands | Espaço Raízes, Tiradentes, MG - Brazil 2018 l MADE l Bienal de São Paulo, SP - Brazil