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"I see masks everywhere - in the clouds and even in flower arrangements. It is as if I were conditioned to compose these forms."
"I've been working with my hands since I was a child. It is as though I was bitten by something that impels me to express myself with them. I was an art teacher for 26 years and only after retiring could I dedicate myself to what I like to do most: let the mind go free and create masks.
"I am the daughter of parents from Bahia, and like every good Bahian I have always been interested in crafts. I have already worked with leather and sisal. My father always helped me make tapestries and objects. I ended up becoming a grade school teacher, and I worked for five years giving workshops to children while enrolled in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Brazil. Once graduated, I began giving classes in the plastic arts. After listening for years on end to my friends and acquaintances encouraging me to sell my work, I decided to start selling them.
"I make my pieces at home, where I spread out my materials and sit down below a giant mango tree to make the masks. My husband Joel is also my working partner. Yajo is a name that merges my own name, Yara, with my husband's, Joel. He became involved in the hardest parts of the labor.
"My process of creation is rather amusing. I see masks everywhere - in the clouds and even in flower arrangements. It is as if I were conditioned to compose these forms. I am influenced by the images I see, in museums, in books, and in everyday life.
"Novica appeared in my life like the answer to the prayers I made to God. I think that through the Internet I will be able to share my artesania with a select public and give them the treatment they deserve. I know that foreigners appreciate this work and give it more value than the average Brazilian. It was the opportunity I needed to start the new millennium off right."
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