From my birthplace, Brasil, my mother brought shells, stones and corals, dried starfish and seahorses. I spent time in early childhood, examining them in awe, smelling them and getting to know the feel of the surfaces. The colors and forms I fell in love with. Later in childhood we spent summers in the upper peninsula of Michigan on Lake Superior. There, my parents and I collected and coveted stones and pebbles…they lined the windowsills of the home I was raised in. I have collected stones throughout my life from different places and asked friends who traveled to bring me a stone from various exotic locations worldwide. Stones have been given and received in love. My home now in Memphis, TN is close to AR where many crystals (and sometimes diamonds) can be found in the earth. My husband and I have taken our daughters to excavate crystals and fossils passing the love of geology and artifacts on to them. For now, we keep moving stones, minerals, and fossils around the surface of the earth and line our windowsills with them satisfying some deep attraction we have to keeping them close by.
Beginning in 2012
Ongoing Series – This series belongs to a project called “Natural History” that is a documentation of the earthly – made objects I meet in my lifetime.