I deliver myself to the present moment when drawing these light sculptures, which only ever existed for the digital eye of the camera, never really being perceived as a whole by a human witness.
The series is the result of several years of research on long exposure photography. Only one or two pictures per day were allowed, since the time window for which this balance is possible is very narrow (20 to 40 minutes). The Brazilian central plateau, in a kind of savana called "Cerrado" was the scenery for most of these experimentations. The margins of the lake Paranoa, the streets and the National Museum of Brasilia were also locations for some of the light paintings.
Apart from general contrast and color adjustments in all images and a simple overlay of bits of light paintings to compose the final image in two of the photos of the series, the result here presented is untouched, conceived entirely from real performance with fireworks.
By creating these images, which I refer to as Impermanent Sculptures, I draw the viewers attention to abstract concepts taking place in real environments. Concepts to be interpreted and explored freely by whomever this work reaches.
To paint with light in a three-dimensional space is to bring one's thoughts from unconscious realms and ancient symbols into existence and turn them into something intriguing, yet beautiful and integrated with the landscape.