Saint Antonio de Jesus, Bahia, 1970
Using everyday objects, such as cardboard boxes, beer cans and bundles of clothing, Marepe creates sculptures that reference the culture and everyday life of northeast Brazil, mainly of Bahia, the state where she was born. Marepe's installations, paintings, interventions and drawings make extensive use of childhood and family themes from the region where she grew up, providing viewers with a more direct contact with the northeastern culture.
Many of her works include the audience in their functioning. And many works have a mobile aspect, making reference to the life instability of the lives of many northeasterners today and throughout history.