I believe that art is a powerful peaceful means to denounce and raise awareness about events that are happening in the world and that concern us. The Omo River series was born when thousands of indigenous people were displaced by the construction of a dam on the Omo River. I love these indigenous people, the way they connect with nature by painting their bodies with earth and decorating their heads with branches and flowers. I wanted to represent them in all their beauty using natural elements such as earth, wax, oxides. This series was a call to people's attention about a displacement that was almost not talked about.
Omo River (Nudo)
Acrylic and wax on canvas.