My current selection of paintings I’ve done through out 2020-21 reflect the many emotions I felt through out such a short amount of time. For the most part, a big influence on my vivid color palette is due to the vivid dreams that in many ways effect my mental state as I tend to replay them in my head and allow them to dictate my emotions in reality. I think most of the negative space in my paintings really reflect how empty the world felt and still feels as I currently feel caged in my room 24/7. Which is why I use a globe or planet type of setting with empty surfaces to kind of take myself into another planet with genderless beings who crawl these worlds. I owe a lot of my creations to the artistry in drag culture . Drag is all about self expression and in many ways could be very surreal in the way they paint their faces and dress themselves. Eyes are very prominent with the paranoia I felt through 2020. With my mother telling me “abre seu olho“ (open your eyes) every second and with the amount of anxiety I got on social media, all lead up to the use of the bloodshot eyes in my paintings.