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Brazilian-born sculptor, painter, and printmaker who has lived and worked in the UK since 1973. She is best known for her ensembles of sinister life-size figures in painted wood which comment especially on male cruelty and arrogance. (Her work first came to attention in an exhibition held at the *Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, in 1980, entitled ‘Women's Images of Men’.) Her figures tend to be hunched and dwarf-like, given an additional nightmare quality by the use of real teeth in the mouths (Man and his Sheep, 1989, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery).

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)