As a Las Vegas artist and storyteller, Madeira Desouza has gained a reputation for his unique and captivating creative works. His main website is MadeiraDesouza.com where you can explore his gay artistic works, his usage of full frontal male nudity, uncensored naked men pictures he produces, the community of 3D artists to which he belongs, the traditions and practices of digital 3D art, along with the development and creation of 3D male characters and male 3D digital models.
About the Creative Works of Madeira Desouza
He creates three-dimensional (3D) images of masculine men in peril. He is a gay man and he works as a artist exclusively in the 21st century digital realm from Las Vegas. Madeira Desouza choose to use contemporary computer hardware and software as his artistic tools instead of pencils or paintbrushes that you hold in your hands.
The majority of artists and illustrators depict females. This is a well-known truth. Madeira Desouza chooses to depict masculine men in peril within what is known as the bara genre of underground art. See a large collection of Madeira Desouza’s creative works within the bara genre of underground art by visiting my page on Deviant Art.
His storytelling and illustrations are intended to appeal to gay adult men who are attracted to masculine and muscular men in peril in particular versus those who are attracted to men who speak and behave in feminine ways as women do.
That’s Madeira Desouza in the photograph about to be killed by the Predator who appeared suddenly one day in Las Vegas, Nevada for no apparent reason.
That’s also Madeira Desouza in the photograph taken in 1891 or 1991 in historic Deadwood, South Dakota. You can see clearly that Madeira Desouza posed for this photograph holding a shotgun. Why did he choose a shotgun for this photograph? His mother’s father brought deep, enduring shame upon the family through a murder/suicide when Madeira Desouza was only a year old. That man he never knew used a shotgun to kill his wife (his mother’s mother) and then he turned the gun on himself. That violent family tragedy influenced Madeira Desouza’s emotional sensibilities as a storyteller in adulthood.
Not for a Mass Audience
Madeira Desouza accepts that his creative works—and the bara underground art genre—will not appeal to a “mass audience” in the gay worldwide community. Some gay men have said that they especially like how he depicts men so realistically. Others not so much.
Madeira Desouza gets emails and other messages from guys who obviously “get” what he is trying to do. One comment explains. The guy wrote this:
“Never have I been so aroused. I always feared to delve into my darkest fantasies but with you, I feel supported and understood. Your stories are a perfect blend of light and shadow, to put it in very simplistic terms. I confess that what also arouses me is a detail that most would find insignificant but which holds tremendous eroticism. Curled toes. That’s a soft spot of mine. I associate it with violent orgasms, when pleasure wracks the body, makes it convulse and twist right down to its toes. Thank you for your amazing work and your willingness to share it with us. I do hope to see more and more of it and praise you for your lack of fear regarding a subject most would not dare to broach.”
Science Fiction Time Travel Adventures
Provoking readers is a very different process compared to provoking viewers with visual works. Madeira Desouza chose the science fiction time travel adventures genre deliberately so that his novel would turn out to be emotionally challenging and not at all “safe” in the intellectual or visceral sense. He did not attempt to create something that would make money for himself or for others. But, he did attempt to create something that would make readers/viewers think about issues that they otherwise might not think about while enjoying spending time with masculine and muscular male characters.
What Madeira Desouza created is a science fiction time travel adventure, but it is also true to the bara underground art genre. This is because Madeira Desouza depicts gay male same-sex feelings and sexual identity with masculine, muscular males that sometimes are violent and exploitative. Read more about the bara underground art genre.
What does his work in that genre say about him? Most writers will admit what he admit here: They do not like violence and exploitation in everyday living. They write about violence and exploitation. It’s fiction. It’s only pretend. It’s only art or make-believe. As such, Madeira Desouza does not advocate for violence and exploitation in real life.
His target audience is gay males, but straight females also are known to enjoy the bara genre.
Madeira Desouza suspects that what he has created probably will not be made into a traditional Hollywood movie because the story and characters do not fit into the framework of major motion pictures that tell science fiction stories. Yet, he definitely can imagine this would make show business sense as a series of episodes for streaming on Amazon or Hulu or Netflix.
Based on a Real-Life Event
My writing Baja Clavius: Moon Men Deep Inside dates back to when Madeira Desouza began writing the story in 1990. That year he was driving westward by himself on his way to the Grand Canyon very early in the morning through the vast Navajo Nation, a Native American reservation spanning portions of the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. He saw a young man hitchhiking on the side of the road standing next to an old pickup truck. The young man wore tattered cowboy attire that suggested he had just survived a particularly rough journey. His cowboy hat caught the soft yellow light of sunrise in an eerie way that made him look otherworldly.
Madeira Desouza set aside all suspicions and common sense regarding the risks of picking up a stranger in a very isolated area. He made the choice to stop driving and pick him up. Madeira Desouza talked with the young man, one-on-one.
Madeira Desouza noticed that he spoke with what seemed like an unusual accent. He said that he lived there on the Navajo Reservation and explained that he was out there alone so early in the morning because his cousin’s pickup truck ran out of gas.
Madeira Desouza concluded that this young man was not what he claimed to be and that he had chosen to wait there by Highway 160 at sunrise for some much larger purpose. Was he a time traveler? What if Madeira Desouza was on his agenda that morning? Dig deeper into this real-life experience from 1990 which was the basis for my writing Baja Clavius: Moon Men Deep Inside.
The artist and storyteller in Las Vegas, Nevada is a citizen of the United States, born in California. His heritage is Portuguese from both his parents Edward and Evelyn Goulart. His first name is Elwood. The word madeira is Portuguese for wood. The surname Desouza is a variation of the surname Souza from his old country grandfather on his mother’s side.
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Read the Smashwords interview with Madeira Desouza.