Elizabeth Casqueiro’s abstracted works allude to everyday human foibles, behaviors and interactions, using a playful tone that simultaneously pokes fun and pays tribute to human eccentricity. Elizabeth is inspired by comic book characters, cheesy magazine stories, funny news reports, and unexpected events – in fact, anything that makes her chuckle or raise her eyebrows. See believes seeing life from this less serious vantage point provides perspective and a lightness of being. Elizabeth credits her direction to an early exposure, in her native Portugal, to imported action hero comic books and romantic photo-novels, which provided a window to a fantastical external world, at a time when the country was fairly closed to outside influences. Other impacts on Elizabeth’s work are the vivid palette of her Mediterranean roots, and a rigorous training in architecture with its emphasis on line, drawing, composition and structure.