I'm self-taught and I work exclusively with found objects, reassembling that which is discarded and turning into treasure. I am a native of Brazil and former Monastic scholar.
Can Art change the world? I truly believe that in Art there is a redemption for the human spirit. Without Art we are empty shells with no perspective of beauty, tolerance and love. In my life I struggle with immigration issues, politics, my past and the courage to create. These things, in turn, inform my work.
I was recently selected to be the primary artist on display as part of Trinity School's 300th Anniversary and their celebration of W.E.E.K., an all school event that involved close to one thousand students and the Honorable Al Gore. The displayed work was "The Ties That Bind" which was created as part of a series of works that examine our current economic crisis and the struggles of outsiders in
My work has also been displayed at the New York Public Library, The Art Students League of New York. Most recent work 7 pianos for Sing for Hope-Street Pianos project around 5 boroughs of NYC! Hooray!