My name is Monica Carvalho and every day I challenge myself to find similarities between the human body and nature. My passion - and mission - is to create stunning pictures 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 with optical illusions, photo manipulations, and surrealism started ten years ago.
The 'bodyscapes' below illustrate my fascination for the connection between human anatomy and natural elements. I perceive body parts as a landscape.
Noticing resemblances - color, shape, texture - between body and nature is the first step towards creating unique artwork. I use interesting 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...
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