My artistic oeuvre will always be influenced by my childhood experiences in Brazil. The dense and mysterious woods around my neighborhood called out to me time and again. I could walk there smelling the earth after the rain, getting lost and disappearing in world of fantasy. When I started to write my autobiography with my paintbrushes, I realized that through the forest thicket on my canvas, although it is hidden at times, there is that burst of sunlight to give life to trees. That ray of light that shows me the way from the place I am at to the place I wish to be.