This project holds a special place in my heart, as it was a cherished collaboration with the visionary team at WOW Atelier. Together, we endeavored to craft unique, textural pieces for a family who had recently relocated to Utah. Our collaboration involved incorporating soil from a memorable hike the family took to Stewart Falls, adding a personal touch to the bespoke creations.
I have chosen to include this piece in my digital portfolio, a garment created through the process of imprinting my body onto a painted canvas. The intention behind this artistic expression is to emphasize the interconnectedness of the canvas with my identity—I am the canvas, and the canvas is me. Through the act of painting, we reveal and project our true selves onto the surface.
The essence of my life as an artist is where I find a profound sense of purpose. It is within this realm that I truly belong. Despite being Brazilian without residing in Brazil, Canadian without living in Canada, and a permanent resident not yet fully American, painting provides me with a profound sense of belonging. This sense of connection is not tied to a specific geographical location but rather to the act of creation itself.
My artworks lead such a glamorous life. These commissioned paintings have shared dinners with the cast of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, The Los Angeles Lakers, and the Utah Jazz.
Whenever I reunite with my paintings, it feels like encountering old friends—a delightful reunion! Regardless of the time that has passed, there remains an intrinsic connection between us. Recently, I encountered this diptych at one of Salt Lake City's finest restaurants: Urban Hill.
Stunning new triptych installation for our talented friends at Studio Moxie Architects. These large-scale sculptural pieces draw inspiration from the enchanting Utah desert - each canvas infused with sand, soil, and sawdust.
From left to right: "An Oasis of the Spirit", "A Firm Foundation", and "Refuge", mixed media on canvas, 60" x 48".
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Lately, my art leans towards sculpture rather than traditional painting. Thick textures create a weighty, 3-dimensional feel. However, this piece is an anomaly. It lacks any texture, save for the marks formed by the brushstrokes. Trusting the process, I'm captivated by the beauty and simplicity of this painting.
Harbinger, mixed media on canvas, 48" x 24"
Supporting creativity in my community takes on various delightful forms. Had an amazing time attending Park City Fashion Week at the stunning Goldener Hirsch Resort.
A heartfelt thanks to the immensely talented artists and designers who played a pivotal role in bringing the runway to the rockies:
Abigail Griswold, Cartier Dior Eliasen, Cindy Bithell, Hoohah, Jimmi Toro, McKenzie Rae, Mathieu Quinlan, Moon Rising Co., Rhinestone Rodeo & Trung Q. Tham.
Your contributions made the event truly spectacular.
Grateful for the opportunity to showcase this conceptual artwork at "Love Letters to the West Side", hosted by Mestizo Institute, with the goal of sparking meaningful conversations and catalyzing social transformation.
The gallery exhibition is open for viewing from January 19 to February 10. Seize the chance to explore the array of talented local artists during this engaging showcase.
The Black Sheep, Brazilian sheepskin, acrylic & metallic pigments on frame, 20" x 16"
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Absolutely thrilled to express my gratitude to Workshop SLC for featuring my work in their latest interview with Slug Magazine! Big shoutout to Lucia Murdock for her incredible efforts in fostering such a vibrant and dynamic community. Your support means the world to me!
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This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.