My border collie cheerfully greets all who enter the house. I created this piece to reflect his nature and placed a keepsake charm on his collar. All guests will surely feel luck and happiness when they are in the presence of the piece.
“Vase with Birds” was created using a hand building technique that gives me the opportunity to express the beauty of the clay as a material, and allows me to freely express my heart’s emotions. Painting the piece with natural images, such as birds, allowed meto incorporate nature’s perfect beauty and symmetry
Born in Portugal, I was fortunate enough to travel and experience a diversity of countries and cultures. My background as a graphic designer enabled me to develop an artistic perception that relates to the imagery of pop culture. I believe that art, as a multi-dimensionally complex communication form, has the responsibility of reflecting the issues of current life as well as captivating the viewer’s attention in its narrative.
“I Remember” is a stack-able memorial totem created to remind me of both the painful and joyous times; each animal represents people that I have treasured and
lost throughout my life.
Captured this image in 2015 during a riot in downtown Phoenix for Black Lives Matter. I managed to capture the silence and respect between the police and the rioter. This photo displays how the media can twist a story and make one side look like a monster but really this picture shows how the respect and peace went both ways. That we are all scared and are all human.