Rei Nagô, 2018
Hand embroidery, fig pendant, shell and metal on linen
63 x 43 x 3 cm
rivolvita, galerie 21, Livorno, Italy, 2018
Created in mid-June 2018 this piece is part of an inspirational moment when I was focused on hand embroidery practice. This work has much to do with the Afro-Brazilian folkloric music of Inezita Barroso (1925-2015) "O Funeral do Rei Nagô" [The funeral of Nagô king] and there is no previous sketch for the work; I call this piece as a "bordado-feitiçaria" [witchcraft-embroidery], based on an important silently and concentrated practice, with the hand following the flow of the powerful song.
Funeral de um Rei Nagô
singer: Inezita Barroso