olhos que viram peixes

Olhos que Viram Peixes | Eyes That Saw and Became Fish”

Portfolio of 10 Prints, Etching, Aquatint, and Engraving. Printed using color viscosity method, 1998.

Proofed in 1995. Editioned in 1998.

Published by Goloborotko’s Studio.

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of my brother’s passing. He died of AIDS in January 1995 just before the cocktail that saved so many became an approved protocol. From the time he was diagnosed in 1993 through 1995 I worked arduously to create a series of prints depicting fish (his profession was marine biology) as well and eyes (he underwent numerous treatments for blindness due to an opportunistic disease). I felt that my work as studio artist should also speak out as activism for AIDS. My brother wrote the prologue to the portfolio and in it was printed as a part of the whole.

This limited edition portfolio can be seen in The New York Public Library, Rare Books and Prints Collection, and the Pinacoteca de São Paulo permanent collection.