Rio Doce, 2018. Mixed media (acrylic paint, charcoal, cardboard), 90 x 360 in.

Rio Doce is a large mixed media work constructed with over 500 pieces of cardboard, bisected by an earth-colored representation of the Doce River running from its inland origins to its flow into the ocean. The Brazilian river was devastated in 2015 by a disaster with a dam that collapsed and released 43.7 million cubic meters of poisonous mine tailings into the environment, eventually muddying the entire length of the river. Represented in the work are the names of people killed in the town that was overrun with mud and representations of the Krenak indigenous People, who were heavily impacted by the disaster.

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