Ela Vai Dar Trabalho
Collage, fabric, polyester fiberfill, beads, yarn, bathing suit, human hair, acrylic, and Cantu Edge Control Gel on watercolor paper.
When I was younger, my mother often brought me to social gatherings with other adult Brazilians. People would always remark on my appearance, followed-up by the same statement:
“Ela vai dar trabalho” | “She’s gonna be trouble”
I laughed, not fully getting the joke or not realizing that there was no joke to be made in the first place.
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