Woman Working in the Wastelands
2002, 95 x 72 cm, Acrylic on canvas
A "Nordestina" woman (woman from the typically-impoverished Brazilian North-East) is a heroine, raising children, working hard, with no man to support her. Being a heroine, she wears the hero's cape. Homage to Antonino's mother. On top of the spade handle is an insect, an ant, a bee, or perhaps the head of the man who disappeared. Or maybe not.