Corresponding with landscape: my journey during the Aberystwyth Artistic Residency
I come from a place where land meets the sea. The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil spreads itself between the waterfront and the mountains. Even though I no longer reside there, the images of its landscape were imprinted on my mind from an early age. Having travelled, moved and lived in different places throughout my life, time and again I have felt the landscape’s impact. It drew me in. It fascinated me; brought a sense of awe and belonging. At times, when revisiting a place I once called home the beauty of the local landscape gave me a sense of pride. I feel connected to the scenery, as if there is somehow a mutual understanding and acceptance. Whether in a new or familiar place, I find myself constantly looking, running over the land’s contours with my eyes.