Blue Leopard, 28 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, 2022

Blue Leopard, 28 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, 2022. Detail below. Inspired by the depiction of animals found in traditional blue and white tiles (azulejos) in Portugal. The beasts are familiars, representing spiritual goodness and nature.
The patterns are from textiles my mother chose to design and sew her clothes, my clothes, tablecloths and bedspreads. She glowed when sewing. Patterns represent strong bonds to her, my grandmother, and my daughters.