The art of Carmen Einfinger is exuberant. Its brilliant colors and freedom of line convey complex emotions but also reflect the most joyful aspects of her childhood in Brazil — the sun, the sea, the fruits and lush flowers, the freedom of climbing trees barefoot. For Einfinger, creating art is a journey that eventually brings her to a place akin to bliss. 'When I'm in that space I become incredibly connected with life,' she said. 'It's as if you're touching the world. You feel elated.'