New Atlantic Triangulation
Ongoing research, prints, flag
I named my ongoing research New Atlantic Triangulations, through which I have been exploring and delving deeper into questions and reflections on healing, particularly through the lenses of home, memory, identity, and mental health. New Atlantic Triangulation is a term that encompasses the intersection of my artistic practices with my personal experience as a Brazilian woman of mixed African heritage, who has recently acquired Irish citizenship.
The connections between my present experiences, ancestral roots, and future continuity create numerous points of convergence within this territorial triangulation. In order to address long-standing wounds, it becomes essential to healing our minds and souls, even knowing that capitalism plays a crucial role - usually against - in all this. How else can we use this triangulation as a mechanism for healing? The notions of choice, belonging, assimilation, and replacement intersect within this context. Symbolisms exist between these layers, both explicit and implicit, that carry values and meanings, as tangible as my naturalization certificate and as mythical as Hy-Brasil*.
Prints and flag were produced during a residence at Cork Printmakers, in August 2022.
The flag is multilayered in black
Photos: Vera Ryklova