In the Parque Estadual Serra do Aracá, the jungle is mystical. It stretches in all directions, a tangle of green beset by nature’s order.
Clear streams cut between the trees and spill into the wide vein of the Rio Negro, a large tributary of the Amazon river.
Here, tucked between towering cacao trees and sun-soaked rivers, Gilda Midani’s resort collection weaves a story of light and dark.
Day ebbs above the Rio Negro in the same way its waters recede and rise with time.
In the deepest parts of the jungle along its banks, the canopy is an inky black thick with vines and flora.
Beams of sun cut through this natural dark and illuminate a carpet of greens below – a dappling Gilda mimics throughout her hand-dyed cottons.
The Amazon slips past the bustle of Macapá, through the flooded plains of Parque Estadual Charapucu and into the wide blue of the Atlantic Ocean.
Settled along the sands of the inlets that dot this river-fed coast, we find the core of Gilda Midani’s inspiration – bright, but sensitive colors and patterns that play across her work as boldly as the seabreeze that whistles into the forest.