"Suspiro" has dual meanings in Portuguese, referring to both a meringue dessert and to a sigh, the exaltation of relief or distress. Each sense resonates with the materiality and temperament of my paintings. Guided by introspections surrounding literature- such as the poems of Dylan Thomas and Clarice Lispector's writings, music, and day-to-day life, I add centralized writing gestures to the canvas. Afterward, acrylic paint limits are tested by adding layers of mass and transparency, modifying the scripts' visibility, meaning, and insight for the beginning of the process for my viewers.
Suspiro 181
2020
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 191
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 311
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 1141
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 711
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 611
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 171
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 161
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 41
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 81
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 151
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in
Suspiro 151
2019
Acrylic on canvas
38in x 56in