My motivation came from my soul and flows openly, on my face and my work. I love what I do and I do it with intensity, I live every moment and I transmit every emotion. In each project I dive deep in the region, in their craft and in the lives of the people who do them. It is a dive governed by research and gaze, guided by the heart, made with respect and with the rhythm dictated by time. I transform and provoke transformations, attitudes that reflect in the surroundings and beyond. My current project happens in the riverside community of Urucureá, on the banks of the Arapiuns River, in the state of Pará, face to face with the exuberance of Brazilian nature resilient, strong and indescribably beautiful. I believe that design is one of the ways to value and eternalize these ancestral knowledges and the importance of nature around us, so I try to use all the tools that I have to tostitch all of this together into a patchwork of infinite possibilities, creating feelings and generating emotions. Through Yankatu I expose not only my work, but also, and perhaps most importantly, the work of artisans connected to mine. It is a huge responsibility that I feel, because I end up bringing with me the dream of many. I hope to be able to respond to all the affection and confidence that I receive from these wonderful people, and I hope to be able to pass on to you, reader, these same emotions, so I can continue to do that for as long as I live.