My name is Monica Carvalho and everyday I challenge myself to find similarities between the human body and nature. My passion - and mission - is to create images that will make you look twice!

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

This quote by Edgar Degas has been the guideline for my artistic practice since my obsession for optical illusions and surrealism started ten year ago.

The 'bodyscapes' below illustrate my fascination for the connection between the human body and natural elements. I perceive the human body itself as a landscape.

Noticing resemblances - colour, shape, texture - between body and nature is the first step towards creating a new photomontage. I use photos from my travels and of my body (or sometimes of my friends). Once I have taken the photos I need, I merge them on Adobe Photoshop. I choose this software as the canvas to express myself artistically because of the endless photo-editing possibilities it offers.

I hope that, in a sense, my digital art will reconnect you to the natural world. After all, we are all children of Mother Nature...

More info: Instagram

#1 Leafstick

Leafstick

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Andy R. 1 month ago

Don't leaf me!

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#2 Natural Mascara

Natural Mascara

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A Rose Among Thorns 1 month ago

Imaginative and beautiful!

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#3 Palm Tree

Palm Tree

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SnowyLynx 1 month ago

Creepy

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#4 Hairway To Heaven

Hairway To Heaven

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A Rose Among Thorns 1 month ago

Awesome!

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#5 When The Bus Is Taking Ages

When The Bus Is Taking Ages

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Night Owl 1 month ago

Ok, I won't complain anymore that my blanket is not soft enough

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#6 Sea-Through Hoodie

Sea-Through Hoodie

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MySisterKeepsChangingMyProfile 1 month ago

this is somehow...peaceful

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#7 Summer Is In The Hair

Summer Is In The Hair

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MySisterKeepsChangingMyProfile 1 month ago

that is a beautiful shade of hairdye, even if i say so myself (also, my sister is reading this over my shoulder as i type and making me uncomfortable STOP IT SISTER)

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#8 Pollens

Pollens

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Andy R. 1 month ago

Favourite <3

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#9 Intimasea

Intimasea

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Person2638 1 month ago

That beach is so calm! Where is it?

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#10 Backpacking In The Canyons

Backpacking In The Canyons

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Person2638 1 month ago

For a minute, as I was scrolling, I was like ARE THESE GOING TO BE CONNECTED TO BOOBIES?!

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