Monday, May 13, 2019

Helia Aluai, Oporto, Portugal, 2010

I picked up this small accordion while on a trip to Porto, Portugal. I was seeing similar faces pasted up in the streets all over the city, and this publication features a number of these very distinctive portraits. This slightly melancholy young woman's face seems to be a recurring image and feature in Aluai's art. 

Aluai was born in Cape Verde in 1973, and is currently living and working in Lausanne, Switzerland working in the fields of scenography, design and illustration. For more of her work check out her blog at:

6 pages, single-sided, individual pages 8"(h) and 6"(w), when opened 2ft 11.5".