I find it fascinating how, from an early age, we learn to don and shed identities as seamlessly as an accomplished stage actor or a fictional superhero. Masters of the entrance and exit, our stage personas come and go in an ever changing script. My work taps into the playful and entertaining origins of masking through a series involving the action hero, the stage actor, and the cheesy plot.
Using opacity and translucency, structure and fluidity, and abstraction and figuration, I allude to the dance between order and chaos, exposure and concealment, and connection and disruption, which keeps the cast busy changing wardrobes.
I grew up in Portugal and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. I am a mother, a wife, and a world traveler. I am Portuguese, British and American. I am a hopeless dreamer and a hopeful realist. I have been a graphic designer, an architect, an international executive, an academic, and forever an artist. A master of many identities, I make my entrances and exits with equal measures of bravado and stage fright.