© 2015 by Leca Araujo 

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The series "Esperança", inspired by the dandelion, brings oil, acrylic and numerous recycled materials.

According to the legend, the dandelion has been formed by the dust sown by the carriage of the sun during its daily peregrinations: its yellow flowers open at dawn and close at dusk. Her name seems to come from the Greek word "Taraxos", agitation, "akos", healing. In the tenth century, it was already used by Arab physicians and in the sixteenth century, it was considered one of the main drugs in pharmacies of England. Dandelion is rich in vitamins A, B6, C and minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper and iron), insulin, pectin, riboflavin and thiamine.

They say that if one makes a wish before the blow, that wish will come true.

In Northeast Brazil, it’s known, providentially, by the name of "Esperança", (hope in Portuguese)... exactly what we carry inside our hearts in the first day of each year and when confronted with many challenges of life. This is also what drives our desire for a sustainable world.