Braços Verdes e Olhos Cheios de Asas by Elsa Leydier

Through the process of construction and deconstruction of images representing the region of the Amazon, this work is an attempt to make a poetic and subjective representation of the Amazon. By revisiting images (vernacular and press images that contribute to the construction of the imaginary of the place, along with photographs I took in the Amazon region), and by inserting them in a flux of montages, collages, and plastic interventions, the image of the Amazon appears then as a visual construction. A construction made of fragments extracted from glossy magazines pages and from an everyday-life paced by the rhythm of the flows of the Rio Negro and the Amazon River.