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

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Leafstick

Leafstick

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Andy R. 10 months ago

Don't leaf me!

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Natural Mascara

Natural Mascara

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A Rose Among Thorns 10 months ago

Imaginative and beautiful!

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Palm Tree

Palm Tree

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SnowyLynx 10 months ago

Creepy

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Hairway To Heaven

Hairway To Heaven

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A Rose Among Thorns 10 months ago

Awesome!

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When The Bus Is Taking Ages

When The Bus Is Taking Ages

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Night Owl 10 months ago

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

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Sea-Through Hoodie

Sea-Through Hoodie

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Jaguarundi 10 months ago

So that's how Moses did it!

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Summer Is In The Hair

Summer Is In The Hair

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Jaguarundi 10 months ago

I dream the dreams of the sea and tides...

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Pollens

Pollens

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Andy R. 10 months ago

Favourite <3

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Intimasea

Intimasea

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Olle Dufeutrelle 10 months ago

Imagine just walking along the beach and suddenly you find yourself at falling into a giant navel.

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Backpacking In The Canyons

Backpacking In The Canyons

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Person2638 10 months ago

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

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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

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WaffleFryLife 10 months ago

my mind is a dark tunnel too... unfortunately there's not a clear path to the light. my mind is an ever-changing labyrinth of darkness and chaos that is constantly under the pressure of manipulation. i'm not assertive, and it really takes a lot out of me to protect myself from people who want to use me. i have so many problems and my mind is constantly in this fragile emotional state but nobody ever believes me because i'm positive and childish and always try to see the light in everything, whether it's people or a bad situation. nobody takes me seriously and it's taking a toll on my sanity. this picture spoke to me in a way that i hope it spoke to others, and i hope that someday I can find the path to the light.

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Wait And Sea

Wait And Sea

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WaffleFryLife 10 months ago

it conceals the pain with the relaxation and simplicity of ocean waves...

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Sand Up For Yourself

Sand Up For Yourself

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Person2638 10 months ago

I would aggressively jump on the sand to see if the large man would react, or try to dig a hole through the sand lol

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#14

Your Words Move Mountains

Your Words Move Mountains

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SnowyLynx 10 months ago

Ok

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Natural Makeup

Natural Makeup

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MammaG 10 months ago

Oh honey, you need some moisturizer.

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Breast Wishes

Breast Wishes

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Luis Milian 10 months ago

blended quite beautiful

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Plane(T) Earth

Plane(T) Earth

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Marina 10 months ago

Good one!

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Cumulips

Cumulips

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Person2638 10 months ago

Those lip art tutorials are getting out of hand!

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Lipetals

Lipetals

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My dog is my co pilot. 10 months ago

Noses and Roses☺

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