Contrasting stark white walls and opulent gold, this piece emerged from my studio in Glendale—a tight-knit, working-class neighborhood where homes stand as closely as the red bricks they're made of. Lawns double as parking extensions, front porches host couches, and the air resonates with mariachi music on hot summer nights.
Navigating immigration is undeniably challenging, and the prospect of moving to a new country can be quite daunting. However, I've found that achieving clarity in my message, connecting with like-minded individuals, and actively serving my community are integral steps toward not just surviving but thriving in this new landscape.
Collaborating with the children at Liberty Elementary in Ogden is truly delightful. We've creatively integrated organic materials into our textured paintings, drawing inspiration from nature. Special thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber Davis and Ogden Contemporary Arts for bringing this enriching arts program to our community.
Lately, I've been fielding some questions about my personal style. With that in mind, I've distilled nine guiding principles.
Having moved 40 times in my lifetime, my connection with clothing reflects a nomadic spirit. My approach to fashion mirrors my artistic process—intentional, sophisticated, and resourceful. Instead of drowning in an overflowing closet, I embrace a curated wardrobe that radiates beauty and resonates with my personal affection for each piece.
My philosophy on getting dressed aligns with my perspective on making art. Here are nine concise tips encapsulating The Art of Getting Dressed:
Exciting news! Today marks the debut at Kings Crown, Park City, Utah.
I'm thrilled to reveal my collaboration with WOW Atelier, where we crafted three mesmerizing commissioned paintings for some amazing celebrity clients. Blending vibrant colors harmoniously within the elegant interior, I intertwined cherished memories of their favorite Utah experience—the Stewart Falls hike—using organic materials for an evocative touch.
The result: three paintings seamlessly enriching the space, and needless to say, our clients are absolutely ecstatic.
This year, I'm dressing up with purpose, exploring themes of home and belonging, inspired by my Amazonian Guarani heritage.
My great-great-grandmother Natividade (her Christian name), from the Guarani tribe, faced hardships, was forced off ancestral lands, but her legacy lives on.
Remembering our ancestors' sacrifices helps us appreciate where we stand today.
Thank you, Natividade.
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.