These sculptures take on lifelike forms derived from nature, where
insects, plants and animals are presented in larger scale, enabling
the viewer to experience a different perspective.
Sometimes my work makes reference to ordinary objects that I find
appealing; while in other cases it ponders issues that interest me.
The work has a cartoonish quality at times, which reflects my love
for the world of cartoons and fantasy- a world where the ordinary
becomes extraordinary, where clichés are explored, and where
the absurd becomes the norm.
I have always been fascinated with mankind's persistence in exploring
the natural wonders of this world. I enjoy reading and exploring books
about animals, insects, plants, and any kind of life. Growing up in
Brazil, I experienced up close the fascinating aspects of nature and
today I find that by sculpting these pieces, I can continue to explore
and study these wonderful life forms. This process keeps my mind open
to new discoveries while feeding my spirit with inspiration that keeps
me going as an artist.
In my new series Where is Babo? I pay homage to my uncle
Babo (Oswaldo), an art dealer, who opened so many doors and helped
me discover the artistic world. This is where the world of James
and the Giant Peach discovers the world of Where is Waldo?
I use plants to create an environment that sometimes is inhabited
by this small creature I call Babo.