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. The piece made of solid Cedar Rose wood was carved by Rondinelly Santos, an artisan specialized in sacred art, who lives in the historic city of Tiradentes, MG. The flowing design of the volutes and acanthus leaves comes alive through his hands and runs across the dresser’s drawers, uniting them subtly, creating an optical effect that makes the wood appear soft. Carving wood is to transform it, rewriting its history. This is how this dresser was born, translating the essence of Rococo period during the Brazilian colonization.
2019 | Artisans, the gold that emerges through the hands | Yankatu Gallery | São Paulo, SP - Brazil 2018 | Artisans, the gold that emerges through the hands | Tiradentes, MG - Brazil