Romantic Aluminum Sculpture from Brazil, "The Kiss"
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A 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 adds subtle shine to the play of light and shadow. She creates the signature piece in aluminum.
Titled "O Beijo" in Portuguese.
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"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 creations have been exhibited throughout Brazil, as well as in New York, New Jersey, and Paris.
Flory Menezes was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and underwent surgery twice. She was unable to work for a year but is back in her studio and is grateful to God.
Flory creates beautiful terracotta sculptures. For more than two decades, she has taught the younger generations her traditional techniques at her workshop.
Flory was awarded first place in the 'Brazil 500 Years' retrospective by the Brazilian Academy of Fine Arts.