His portraits of girls and women cleverly combines urbanism and nature to produce something truly breathtaking.
Over the years, with the advancement of technology and living conditions, the connection between humans and our planet Earth has drifted further and further apart. Caught up in our busy urban lifestyles, we've come to take the very root of our existence for granted. Even as we breathe the air it produces and drink the water running through it's veins, most of us rarely spare a thought for the incredible and rich history of this heavenly body we call home. Luckily, some artists are more in tune with mother nature than the rest of us and take it upon themselves to remind us of its unmatched beauty and capabilities.
Brazilian street artist Fábio Gomes Trindade is one such individual. His portraits of girls and women cleverly combines urbanism and nature to produce something truly breathtaking. Colorful flowering trees and green foliage growing over walls to act as natural hair for Trindade's beautiful muses whom he paints into bright and intricate murals across Brazil's streets. The artist, who has over 78k followers on Instagram, reportedly explained on social media that his series was inspired by an acerola tree he saw planted 20 years ago. Trindade's work has caught the attention of many all over the world, including Hollywood star Viola Davis and Beyoncé's mother Tina Knowles.
After the Oscar-winner Davis re-posted a photo of one of Trindade's artwork on her social media with the caption that she "loved it," the artist dedicated a mural to the Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star. "Thanks [Viola Davis,] I make this tribute in the form of thanks, because after your post my life changed for better, and my art has been more recognized," he captioned a video of the art.
Here are some more of Trindade's breathtaking murals, including two more featuring trees as natural hair: