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Pau-Ferro is a series composed of small-scale sculptures, made from discarded construction materials, sawmills and lumber, and unglazed porcelain.

The manually modeled trunks refer to Pau-Ferro, one of the most common trees in São Paulo, a city that has grown wildly over the last 60 years. The title also mentions the construction industry materials responsible for much of the imbalance in the ecosystem, with the overexploitation of natural resources. 

The series alludes to the movement observed in nature's attempt to restore itself and survive in the midst of this imbalance. Like a plant growing in a concrete crack, the sculptures break through structures and take root, or even grow and give branches. The tree trunks in the works are limited or interrupted by slabs, but they cross them, paying attention to the strength of nature and the ability to grow and coexist. 


The sculptures are produced on a small scale and in modules such as models, with the aim of encouraging the idea of an architectural project. The act of designing, fitting, assembling, represents the desire to have control of human actions in relation to the Planet, so that everything is more balanced. Manipulating symbolic representations of nature can help raise awareness of the use of real urban materials and the importance of inserting nature more deeply into the city.  

The artist talks about Leonardo Boff's idea that our actions allow all things to continue to be, reproduce and evolve. Preserving the environment is keeping human history alive, trees are witnesses of this history and always adapt to life in cities.  According to an article in the Financial Times magazine, so much concrete has never been poured onto the surface of planet Earth as is done today. 

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