This piece is part of a porcelain line that seeks to pay homage to popular Brazilian sayings. The saying in question would be “the fish dies by the mouth” which would be equivalent to the English saying “Careless Talk Costs Lives”. This line intends to transform the orality of popular sayings into material pieces that can express these ideas. The joke is to make the association between “opening your mouth to eat” with “opening your mouth to talk too much”. Porcelain was created to store food, many of which must be consumed with caution as we may be swallowing a hook thrown at us. Transform an immaterial good that is part of popular culture conveyed by orality into a material good, in its literal sense.
About the designer
Bia Rezende has a degree in social communication and a postgraduate degree in Project Management from the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM) in São Paulo, an area in which she worked for 12 years, but her passion since she was a little girl was to produce art. Since the age of 7, Bia Rezende has been in contact with the arts, but it was only when she began her postgraduate studies in art history at Belas Artes, together with the Essential Design course with Marcelo Rosenbaum at the same institution, that she understood that she would be able to unite the art she loved so much with a profession full of purpose: creating original and functional design pieces with an affective appeal.