The main structure supporting the Matriz luminaire, made of brass, was inspired by the ceiling paintings of Santo Antônio’s Church, made in the 18th century in Tiradentes, Minas Gerais. From it pompoms made out of crepe paper hang, hiding soft LED bulbs, falling like a gentle rain through yarns coated with crochet patterns.
This piece gathers the work of two artisans: D. Lilia Fonseca, who performs all details in crepe, and Wagner Trindade, responsible for the works in brass.
Both paper and brass are delicate materials that show 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.
Crepe paper work, Tiradentes, MG - Brazil Brass work, Tiradentes, MG - Brazil Crochet, Tiradentes, MG - 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