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.
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
have always been fascinated with mankind’s persistence
in exploring the natural wonders of this world. I enjoy
reading and exploring books about plants, animals, 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.
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”.
and explore my sculptures, and keep in mind that all these
pieces are made entirely of wood. No other material has
Baswood, compressed ash, prismacolor
15 x 9 x 6”