FRUIT BOWL WITH FRIEZES
Domingos Tòtora, BRA, 2007
The product is made of cellulose pulp applied on moulds and dried in the sun. Workers use their hands to set the pulp, so that even though they are produced in series no object is identical to the next.
Fruit Bowl with Friezes, Domingos Tótora, 2007
Cardboard, Ø 58 cm
Domingos Tótora lives and works in Maria da Fé, a town in the Mantiqueira Mountains, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Returning to his village after studies, he chose recycled cardboard as the raw material for his work, which operates between art and design. His pieces include vases, fruit bowls and furniture that relate to the primary colours of nature, like those of tree bark, stones and earth.
The textures of objects bring the effects of light and shade from the sun with the same intensity as sunlight passing through the valleys. His items are developed in a simultaneous process where design and implementation go together and complement each other at all levels, from raw material to economic and social aspects. Beauty is inseparable from function.
Pure Gold is an exhibition organized by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Stuttgart, Germany, which promotes art and cultural exchange in exhibitions, dialogue and conference programs.
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