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.
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.