Mosaics are art by themselves; they have been used throughout history in many ways and in various applications. Since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the complexity of their designs, the repetition of their patterns and the dynamics they bring to the surfaces where they are applied. They bring me back to my childhood when on family visits to my Portuguese grandparents’ house, we were surrounded by small decorative items covered in mosaics.
From a symbolic point of view, the mosaics represent the enormous complexity in the integration of feelings and thoughts that permanently descend upon us. In contrast, the passive areas of the work refer to the moments of reflection and tranquility so necessary in everyday life.
The mosaics that I use in my work are designed by me; I make them one by one on a tablet. With those mosaics, I put together different collages that I later apply to my works.