My mom is a gifted fashion designer & embroiderer artist. During one of her trips to New York City we had the opportunity to visit the MET together. At the amour room we got struck from the beauty of the Armor of Henry II, King of France, an intricate full metal plate designed and engraved by the artist Jean Cousin the Elder. My mom created an amazing embroidery version of the KIng’s plate and subsequently I started my versions using my iPad to generate digital drawings based from my mom’s work. Like Yo+Yo project, its a life long collaboration project.
I have been collaborating with my sister since the 90’s. Rosa Guimaraes is one of the most persistent, perfectionist, professional, powerful individual I even met in my life. She is my inspiration and the reason I took the art path. This particular book has been produced over the course of 6 months, using tyvek as connectors between pages and cross woven strapping cord as spine. This portfolio has been produced for my European / The Netherlands period, searching for work and showing my work for European designers.
The Bulk is an urban - background - image research project along side my dear photographer cousin, Nick Elmoor.
He was born in Rio de Janeiro but moved to Brasilia and I was born in Brasilia and moved to Rio de Janeiro. Our families "mirrors" moving inspires our investigation, our attempt in finding a simple connection between photography, modernism, family and other places we might call home over the years. From Canada, Italia, The Netherlands, NYC & California.