Travessia
2020










In many versions of “The Beauty and the Beast”, a girl sleeps with a monster against her will. She eventually finds out he is, in fact, a beautiful prince under a spell. However, she discovers this right before his spell is about to end, and so she must suffer the consequences. The prince leaves her, and she must go through extreme hardship to find him again.

“Travessia” illustrates “The Beauty and the Beast” while also reflecing on the difficult paths we must cross in life, both in the physical world and within ourselves.

Some journeys take many years to be completed. The road is long and full of dangers, there are steep hills and some bad guys but there are also green forests and the blue sea.
Coming to the end of the road, the traveler must inevitably be transformed.

This series is composed of original drawings which were made into a riso printed book + a 6 colour handmade silkscreen print made during a 10 day residency at NoPoint Atelier, in Bulgaria.



1. Jantou com dois Lobos
Pen and indian ink on paper
29,7 x 42 cm 

2. Um Excelente Leito de Penas
Pen and indian ink on paper
29,7 x 42 cm

3. Não Receia Dar à Luz um Lobinho?
Pen and indian ink on paper
29,7 x 42 cm

4. A Cauda do Raposo

Pen and indian ink on paper
29,7 x 42 cm 


5. O Vestido de Casamento
Pen and indian ink on paper
29,7 x 42 cm

6. Eis que o Reencontro, Enfim!
Pen and indian ink on paper
29,7 x 42 cm
7. Travessia
Silkscreen print on paper (6 colours)
Edition of 15 prints
29,7 x 42 cm

8. Travessia print under UV light

9. Exposed screens for Travessia print at NoPoint Atelier, Bulgaria

10. Riso-printed book in bulgarian and portuguese

11. Riso-printed book under UV light

All images & designs are copyright © Clara Leitão and may not be reproduced