Everything As Though It Had Nothing, 20 x 20 inches, oil on canvas, 2022, a black cat on a diamond pattern where the pattern morphs throughout the body of the feline. Humans are complex; their absence emphasizes the ascendancy of the animal-protagonist, who represents spiritual goodness. Here, pattern is as prominent as the animal. The patterns that guide me are from textiles my mother sewed her clothes and my clothes. Pattern becomes a way to bond.

Everything As Though It Had Nothing, 20 x 20 inches, oil on canvas, 2022. 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.