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.
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.
Exploring the captivating beauty of birch trees, the enigmatic allure of moon phases, the majestic presence of mountains, and the serene essence of mantras.
A collection of uniquely textured paintings infused with lustrous gold metallic pigments. Symbolic of wealth, success, and divine allure, each piece resonates with sophistication, luxury, and a historical reverence for the divine.
Celebrating another year of life today, and it’s a celebration of gratitude. Grateful for the earthquakes and volcanoes, both real and emotional, that shook me up and cleared space for grander visions.
Five years ago, I began attending the Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah show with a dream of challenging convention through my art. I'm thrilled that my contemporary piece, "The Golden Calf," earned a spot in this prestigious exhibition among over 600 entries. Thanks to the jury and the Springville Museum of Art for their inclusive spirit, reflecting the evolving Utah landscape.
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.