"I literally hugged my first terracotta work....""The essence of life can't be seen without the eyes of the heart. Believing in this has made the visual arts my form of expression. For me art is not just found in that which is beautiful or aesthetically perfect, but in between, in the force of an expression or a gesture, in the magic of a silent visual dialogue, which impassions us, moves us, or captivates us magically.
"It is this magic that fascinates me, and that is why I am obsessed, working hours without noticing the passage of time and despite fatigue, replete with energy. The magic of art is the presentation of a thought, the materialization of a feeling and the sharing of this with all those synchronized to understand the message through form, of the light and of the colors.
"In the year 2000 I reached 25 years in art. I have been passionate about sculpture since the beginning of the 90s. I literally hugged my first terracotta work, a material that allows me to work with the most refined finishes, thus distancing the sculpting from the arts and crafts with which it is normally associated. I achieve almost photographic realism, arriving at a surrealism which is always inspired by mythical, historical, and esoteric symbolism.
"With my work I have become a member of the National Sculpture Society in New York and the Brazilian Academy of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro." Menezes's creations have been exhibited throughout Brazil, as well as in New York, New Jersey, and Paris.
5 items by Flory Menezes
Cast Aluminum Eagle Sculpture
Eagle, Cast Aluminum Eagle Sculpture
Flory MenezesFierce and bold, an eagle takes shape in this dramatic cast aluminum sculpture. Flory Menezes depicts the keen eyes and powerful hunter's beak in a realistic avian image. "I explore its...$617.99
Romantic Aluminum Sculpture Signed Art from Brazil
The Couple, Romantic Aluminum Sculpture Signed Art from Brazil
Flory MenezesCheek to cheek, a couple sighs in silent bliss, losing themselves in the moment. Accentuating their intimacy, Flory Menezes adds subtle shine to the play of light and shadow as she creates the...$369.99
Romantic Aluminum Sculpture from Brazil
The Kiss, Romantic Aluminum Sculpture from Brazil
Flory MenezesA tender sentiment emerges from the sweeping folds of this sculpture. Lovers lose themselves in the beloved's eyes as lips brush in a gentle kiss. Accentuating the intimate ambience, Flory Menezes...$379.99
Shaman with Peace Crystal
Shaman with Peace Crystal, Sculpture
Flory MenezesFluid details suggest a cycle of wisdom, passed down from one shaman to the next. Flory Menezes shapes the piece from Resin, its smooth texture complementing hand-painted designs. Ancient features...$124.99