My themes revolve around the games, comics, and publicity of growing up years as a tribute to
the passionate feelings they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood.
In focusing on childhood reminders, particularly those from my growing up years in Portugal,
I ask myself – do we every really grow up?
Exciting superhero comic book narratives with their simplistic dualities of
good and evil remind me of the shallow politics of today;
youthful action-hero alter egos play out in disingenuous social interactions;
the frantic search for the advertised magical treasure in the cereal box is no different than the
quest for the greener grass, the perfect bargain, or the greater standing;
the rousing schoolyard game of marbles speaks to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
My work is, in summary, both playful and serious. It is rendered in the colors of childhood
but shaped by the questioning of an adult mind who wonders about innocence lost.