Wearing their traditional full skirts and turbans, bahianas (women from Bahia) enjoy a party at the foot of the lighthouse. Children romp and play while their mothers watch, and one woman sells sweets from a tray. Women are an important theme for Dera, who celebrates Brazilian culture in every painting. "I represent women's strength in the work force and in Afro-Brazilian cultural festivities," she says.
Titled "Festa no farol" in Portuguese.