Longe do Brasil, da família e dos amigos, numa cidade diferente, com novos desafios e obstáculos a transpor, essas bandeiras me ajudaram a colocar pra fora o sentimento que tava apertado por dentro. O desenho "Flagging" é uma homenagem a esse momento.
(E) The first time I saw somebody flagging was when I lived in Mexico in 2004. A mexican friend who ironically had bought his pair of flags in Brazil, when he was there in vacation. I got charmed with the fusion of colors and with the possibility of create moves by the the music's rhythm. Of course I asked him to try and was magic. After that, I was sure I'd buy a pair for me as soon as I´d find it. The time has passed...
In Miami, on ends of 2015, I was doing an image's research on my computer and I found an image of a circus flagger. I had a funny feeling, like we feel when we see in a childhood picture some toy we had. That image turned on again the enchantment I got with the flags and at that time, internet helped me to get one. When my ordered flags arrived, I went down the stairs at the pool area of the condominium I lived and I had so much fun. Then, I started to carry my new toy in my backpack. I used to ride my bike from West Avenue with 13th Street, passing by the South Pointe Park and from there to the whole South Beach border until 73th Street in North Beach. When I found an open area as a garden, square or even the beach, I stopped and flagging.
Distant from Brazil, family and friends, in a different city with new challenges and obstacles to overcome, those flags helped me to put out the feeling was holded inside. The drawing "Flagging" is a homage to thas time.