Regina Mendes is a visual artist, a dance theatre director, a performer, a psychologist specializing in child therapy and a doll maker. In visual arts she has been exhibiting her art work since 2002 including the Brazilian British Centre.
Regina has created a project called ‘Atelier Knitting Enchanted Wool’ which, during four years, developed projects with children which were exhibited, sold and the money delivered to different communities of poor children.
The paintings and photos of this exhibition are inspired by the dolls project which also has a social dimension. You can sponsor a doll and everything you donate will go directly to the charity called ‘Plan’ JUSTGIVING.COM/DREAMSANDAHEART
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Tuesday to Friday 9am to 6pm
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‘I could connect to your dolls and feel really grateful to have my baby’s photo to be part of your exhibition. It is so wonderful. I feel your work bring people connecting to the universe much closer, like the moons’
This is one of the first paintings of the series inspired by the dolls. I painted them in January and February 2013 when I started making dolls more regularly. In March 2013 I started the series ‘Threads’ which I have been developing up to this moment.
These paintings, pen on paper, reminds us bones, stones, teeth, eggs, light…
The moon was approaching my paintings as well, in some of them it appears almost full. It took me over a year to realize it.
When I cut papers to make full moons necklaces and place them over each other, they bring me these paintings.
Recently I also realised that when the dolls are queuing they look like our back bones, our vertebrae. You can visit Vertebrae page. The last painting of this series shows a sequence that reminds us vertebrae as well. I called it vertebrae houses.