Author: Patrícia De Luna
Publication date: 2011
56 pages, richly illustrated
The story of the second pilgrimage of Christina Oiticica along the Camino de Santiago – the road to Santiago de Compostela.
Author: Christina Oiticica Publication date: 2009 140 pages, richly illustrated Preface by Elias J. Torres Feijó, University of Santiago de Compostela and Paulo Coelho, Writer and Eternal Pilgrim Language: Trilingual Portuguese, Spanish, English
Léo in the World of Mirrors (Léo no Mundo do Espelho) is a children’s book that speaks of fears and overcoming difficulties. Full of imaginary elements, the book would not be complete without the illustrations of Christina Oiticica. A must have for every family.
Author: Patricia Carneiro de Luna
Publicaton date: 2007
Caminhos Revividos (Paths Relived) is the first art book that gathers together handwritten texts by the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho from his books, illustrated by the plastic artist Christina Oiticica, hand-made through lithography and serigraphy techniques by Lithos Edições de Arte Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This art work was released in a single edition for the whole world with a commercial issue of 200 books, each one being numbered and signed by the author and each illustration by the artist.
The printing of Caminhos Revividos began in March 2003 and ended in February 2005. The dimensions of this art book – made by an artisan process of silkscreen with colors manually selected by the process of chrome lithography – are 35cm x 50cm (closed) and 50cm x 70cm (open). Each of the 40 plates has an average of 10 colors, which amounts to 400 colors for the 200 copies of the hand-printed commercial edition and a total of 80,000 prints. The paper used is Rives Tradition 250gs and the finishing is a handmade Bucol satin-lined box.
My work is affected, inevitably, by having been in close contact with nature for a year and a half, living the four seasons intensely. They ended up influencing my work. Normally things don’t occur on a conscious level, only on an unconscious one.
Seeking shelter and safety, somewhere we identify with, all this is part of the universe of man’s course through life. And our work ends up reflecting everything which we know and with which we identify.
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 9, 2004-Jan. 23, 2005.