Updated: Sep 2, 2021
As an artist and art therapist I am interested in the existential questions of the human condition. What does it mean to be a human on this earth? How should we use the time that we have here and how do we connect to ourselves, each other and our surroundings? For me, art has been a way to search for the answers to these questions since a young age. Where words were not enough, starting to intuitively create something and seeing what it became was my way to meet different parts of myself.
To explore these questions, I move between different kinds of mediums and techniques to capture different aspects of this humanness. Often times my work shows hands or faces, two body parts that are central in our expression of ourselves in the world. Other works are abstract in an attempt to put form and color to the experience of an emotion or a moment. In travelling the world, I use the media available to me at each point in time, but my primary choice of media is watercolor paper with its unique ability to be both translucent and powerful.
During the time of quarantine in Madeira, the themes that came up for me was nature, acceptance of pain and the higher powers of the universe.