Black porcelain pieces assembled on a charred oak panel.
Valéria writes: “This piece is a reaction to the current environmental crisis. As a Brazilian, seeing the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest has had a deep and resounding impact on me. This devastating deforestation coupled with the deteriorating health of our coral reefs formed the seed that inspired me. The intention of the work was to create a piece with opposing materials (wood and porcelain) that engage in a dialogue where porcelain forms represent the destruction of the natural coral reefs and the charred oak reminds us of worldwide deforestation“.
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Valéria’s inspiration is drawn mostly from the natural world, and she chooses to work with porcelain because it has the smoothness and the malleability that she needs to create new shapes, manipulating it to appear virtually weightless.
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