Goia Mujalli’s painting process begins with researching the history of fruits and plants in migration. It involves studying tropical plants specific to her native Brazil, which brings an awareness of the urgent ongoing deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
Goia begins by gathering and archiving images collected on site visits and in botany books. With these images, she uses an extraction method of abstracting motifs from the plants as a metaphor for the violent act of extraction of the flora in rainforests. These motifs are then used in her painting process that combines methods of celebration, playfulness, layering and removal. Within this, she also uses embroidery techniques in the work as an act of repair. These intuitive paintings celebrate nature as a form of reconnection and resistance.
For Inland, Goia used material found within her studio as a form of recycling old work into something new. Works that perhaps were used as tests or failures are now given another importance by reactivating and repairing the material with embroidery.