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Hélio Melo

June 15, 2010

I have temporarily run out of photos of Herbert Freeman’s artwork.   It may be some time before I am able to post some more. Rather than put this blog on hiatus I have decided to head each post with the work of another of Orlando’s best folk artists: Morgan Steele. I will post Mr. Freeman’s work when it again becomes available.

Aeroma Autumn by Morgan Steele

Self-taught artist Hélio Melo (1926–2001) worked as a seringueiro (rubber tapper) in the state of Acre in Brazil.  Born and raised on a rubber estate Melo used ink that he created from the plants in his environment to depict the forest and the life of the rubber collector.

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