As an architect, seeing the world in three dimensions comes naturally. In spite of this, my paintings have remained solidly in the two-dimensional world. The rich world of ceramics has opened up a host of sculptural possibilities and a reconnection with my Portuguese heritage through the centuries’ old techniques of majolica glazing. My wall hangings are also a departure from the 2D world of painting. Inspired by old tapestries adorning the castles and historic houses of Portugal and rooted in the notion of letting go, I take things that were once personally precious (like old paintings) and turn them into collages and wall hangings, thus imbuing them with fresh life and a new purpose.
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