I am Hilma Krla; I was born in the edge of the confluence of the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões during the spring tides of Pororoca. I guess, in a way, it reflects in my identity as an artist, advocate, and mother of a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with autism, and sensory integration dysfunction. My interest in the arts began in childhood, when I used scraps, cardboard and newspapers to exercise my creativity. It was a time of poverty and many limitations in Manaus. I also drew inspiration from all the graffiti that was around, and that work has had a profound influence on me. So, my goals are to engaged in social responsibility and creative ways art can be utilized to create public awareness.
I am a self-taught artist who enjoys working with the technical freedom gained by exploring all the materials available to me. I enjoy working with different mediums
including paper, plastic, textile, wood, metal, Clay, graphics and photography. My imagination is boundless and flies high without the confines of traditional "taught" behavior.
I am now based in the periphery of New York, and have built up a bit of a reputation through my cheerful and colorful style, presenting popular artworks stripped of classical and traditional aesthetics.