The details of nature are always a point of attention and enchantment for me. My quest is to transform the simplicity of shapes and colors into something that can lead our gaze through different sensations. I do it through macro photography.
The Arterial collection brings up a vent after my husband’s heart attack. It was a period of much anguish and deep thoughts.
All creation happened through a connection with a tree in front of my house. I got addicted to looking at it every time I drove the car into the garage. I didn’t understand why that tree stole so much of my attention. This was repeated for many days until I decided to go there with the camera. When I took the first photo I immediately saw the branches of the tree looking like arteries. So I had the idea of improvising a red background. I went to the stationery store and bought some sheets of red cellophane. I put it behind the tree and started shooting non-stop. The late afternoon sun brought light to the scene.
The collection concluded in a single photo shoot of two hours. It was something quick that brought me a kind of relief.
The editing of the images was done only with color, contrast, and saturation adjustments so that the red of the photos brought the vibration, intensity, and feelings that I would like to attribute to this collection.
Arterial plays with our imagination through intense colors, shapes, and branches of trees that look like arteries full of intensity. It is a series that invites us to delve deeper into thoughts about our body and nature.
My husband recovered well and my obsession with the tree also healed after this collection came out.
The image Arterial VII was a finalist at the Luxembourg Art Prize 2020 competition.
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