Cultivando Água Boa is an event that seeks to establish criteria and conditions to guide environmental initiatives related to conservation of natural resources, focusing on the quality and quantity of water and the life of the people who live close to the Iguassú River and surrounding areas. The event took place on the 19th and 20th of November 2014 at Rafain Expocenter in Foz do Iguaçu.
The Region and its People.
All images are created based on my favourite subject: Brazilian fauna & flora and the tropical forest, my eternal source of inspiration.
The people in these images represent the local community around Foz do Iguaçú including fishermen, farmers, native tribes and Kilombolas – African descendants that migrated to Brazil and are spread all over the country.
I create such images to honour our ancestors and our culture that is so rich and so colourful. Also in the drawings are hummingbirds, macaws, tucanos, carp and dourado – a local fish. In one figure, a DNA double helix growing from a tree, covered with a snake skin pattern, represents our adaptability and again, our ancestors.
When installed properly the pieces make a frame with two vertical columns on the sides and a linking horizontal piece on top, like a door frame.
Thanks to Moa Ferreira, a great local producer and curator for the opportunity.