Uruçumirim, later Outeiro da Glória | 2009

In a passage from [the Brazilian novel] Dom Casmurro, the title character expresses his jealousy of [the female protagonist] Capitu even as she enjoys, from a window, the view of the Glória knoll and Guanabara bay. From this story I created this drawing, in which the knoll, free from today’s constructions, was imagined covered with trees, as it might have once been when it was called by the natives as Uruçumirim.

  • juxtaposed sheets of 45 g tracing paper, white China ink
  • 66 x 99 cm
  • EXHIBITIONS: “Alcova,” Galeria Laura Marsiaj, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • COLLECTIONS: Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro (MAR), Brazil

Photo: Wilton Montenegro