Announcement Our shop will be closed for the 2021 Holidays Season. In Arkansas, Art Ventures gallery and Crystal Bridges Museum stores offer some of my creations. We will be back in 2023.
Our shop will be closed for the 2021 Holidays Season. In Arkansas, Art Ventures gallery and Crystal Bridges Museum stores offer some of my creations. We will be back in 2023.
Bethany on Jun 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love it! She is an amazing artist!
Andrea on May 5, 20205 out of 5 stars
Looks great! I ordered 1 of these and then 2 more a few years ago and decided I now needed another for some unusual shelves. Eloa was very responsive, and though she is not making these anymore, I quickly got another in just the right color! Thanks so much!
Natasha on Feb 6, 20195 out of 5 stars
The baskets are beautiful and fit perfectly in our space.
tbezerra on Sep 11, 20185 out of 5 stars
It works perfect for our corner shelf. The color I order, I believe it is called baked cla, was a little more beige than I expected (I was envisioning a more orange) but is beautiful still. I also really liked the note detailing the amount of newspaper used to build the basket. Thank you!
Kimberly on Jul 24, 20185 out of 5 stars
Love it! Unique......fast shipping, recommend seller!
Katrina on Mar 6, 20185 out of 5 stars
I love the baskets from recycled paper! They are very well made, sturdy, and look very nice! We are very pleased with my purchases!
MaryAnn on Feb 20, 20185 out of 5 stars
Exactly as described. Perfect and beautiful! Unique and ideal for the ashes of my journalist daughter.
Michelle on Dec 15, 20174 out of 5 stars
Seller made herself available to answer all my questions (she gets 5 ⭐️. I bought three of these in blue for my corner cabinet It is sturdy enough to hold all of my toiletries. I wished these were taller, 10" high would have been perfect but I really like them.
Andrea on Oct 25, 20175 out of 5 stars
I was not sure if this basket would for on my odd shaped kitchen shelves or look okay in the kitchen, but it is perfect! The color looks so great with the paint, and the basket could not fit any better. I am ordering 2 more!
Chrys on Dec 14, 20165 out of 5 stars
Exactly what I wanted - Thank you so much for fast delivery !
Art from Brazil to United States of America
Eloa Jane was born the second youngest of nine siblings in the small town of Caratinga in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. From an early age she demonstrated interest and ability in the arts and crafts. She sewed her own clothes, painted, sculpted, played the guitar and even toured local churches with her all-female quartet at the height of the Bossa Nova days. It was this artistic facet of her personality, combined with a passion for mathematics that drove her to acquire a degree in Architecture from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She was an architect for 25 years and boasts an impressive portfolio of residences and Houses of Worship. Igreja Batista da Lagoinha is one highlight of her career. The domed structure was built in 1997 and has a capacity of 7,000 people. Despite the apparent success in her career things were never easy for Eloa Jane. Weary from the economic obstacles she faced in Brazil, she decided to start afresh in the United States. She moved in 2005 and spent a decade working hard to rebuild a life for herself and her children, moving around from place to place searching for open doors.
The challenges she faced in this new season of her life once again brought out her artistic bent. Starting a life as an foreign alien is never a simple undertaking and one is unlikely to come out completely unscathed. Eloa Jane suffered with the sort of ailments that afflict the soul more than the body. Being in a new country, grasping a new language and having to relearn how to perform the simplest of tasks, like writing a check or sending a letter in the mail, can easily make one feel inadequate. Moreover, it is difficult to remain cheerful in the face of uncertainty about the future. For artists, struggle is often a catalyst for inspiration and for Eloa Jane it was an outlet, a means of processing through pain and grief. Art became more than a pastime for Eloa Jane. It is arguably what kept her going through the toughest spots along her path.
She emerged with a heightened need to create and a sense that her happiness did not come from the pursuit of financial comfort and convenience. Rather, it came from filling her days with meaningfulness, resourcefulness and self-actualization. With little money to buy supplies Eloa Jane chose paper, specifically the piles of paper that are stuffed into mailboxes daily, as her way of creating art. Eloa Jane’s use of paper waste to create relief and three-dimensional art satisfies her need to, in her own words, “find fulfillment in creating meanings rather than owning disposables.” Using what appears to be an endless supply of trash, she can spread awareness while making an impact on saving the earth’s resources one person at a time, starting with herself. The resulting work is instrumentalist in function, imploring the viewer to take stock of our wasteful practices, but at its core it expresses a distinct sense of hopefulness about the future.
I do what I love and I make it with love.
I started my art career when I was 14 years old reproducing one of my sister's artwork. I have never stopped creating. In 2005 I incorporated recycled paper to my paintings and found a whole range of possibilities with fine art and sculptures.
A print shop
Art Emporium professionally photograph artworks and print on archival paper.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
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