“Olhos que Viram Peixes” (“Eyes That Saw and Became Fish”)
Portfolio of 10 Prints, Etching, Aquatint and Engraving, Printed by the color viscosity method, 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 95 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 at The New York Public Library, Rare Books and Prints Collection and the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo.