artist statement

         The images I build are always inspired by human experiences and relationships. I am particularly interested in time and memory.

I work creating so that I can remember. 

 

In my personal work, I usually draw portraits of my close ones treating them as selfportraits, because they all took part in my creation. The technique that represents me the most is drawing by pencil on silk, because this technique allows me to portrait the transparency of souls.

I am specialized in burin engraving, so I tend to create very small sized pieces or miniatures, sometimes combining drawing, painting and engraving.

 

My jewellery is inspired by old miniatures and I am now focused on upcycling vintage jewels. I tend to make the most of these vintage pieces by painting miniature portraits on their surface, bringing back that Fashion trend from late 18th Century called Lover's eyes, when people used to wear jewels with portraits to remember their loved ones. Thus, I give these old pieces a new life and meaning using the same techniques the old Masters used, such as gouache or watercolour on metal, ivory or gems.

The result is a wearable piece of Art based on Art History.

I love and enjoy to remember. Remembering is thinking. Thus, I create things preventing myself from the oblivion. Hope my work prevents others from forgetting as well: we all are recipients and  memories  are everything we may contain... or wear ;)