Made of brass, this mirror receives JRJ linen chambers with ajour embroidery stitching on the lateral structures, reminding the windows of Tiradentes, which have in this detail a subtle way of disguising the houses’ interiors, giving them privacy and at the same time allowing natural light passage. In the central part the bronze polished mirror gives functional character to this symbolic piece.
The embroideries made by D. Maria Conceição de Paula carry threads of different textures and gold tones that give life to the sinuous designs of Rondinelly Santos, accustomed to the sacred motifs characteristic of the Brazilian colonial period. Both live in Tiradentes, a historic city in the interior of Minas Gerais.
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.
Linen, São Paulo, SP - Brazil Embroidery, Tiradentes, SP - Brazil Design for embroidery, Tiradentes, SP - Brazil Mirror, São Paulo, SP - Brazil Brass structure, São Paulo, SP - Brazil
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 2018 | MADE fair | São Paulo, SP - Brazil