Saturday, August 25, 2012

Proyecto Pintia

Pintia is a pre-roman arqueologic site, in Spain, not far from Valladolid. The people that lived there, for many generations were the Vacceos, and, soon after, the Romans. 22oo years latter, a group of Portuguese friends have been there, having a wonderful time, filled with laughter and happiness. Textiles were an important aspect of the Vacceos´s everyday life, and I had the opportunity of photographing some artifacts. You can see the photos in this blog - Traditional Portuguese Spindle - where I intend to be posting textile tools with "history".

Monday, July 2, 2012

The cat

When the cat is happy...sleeping...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Exhibition and Textile Consultancy

Starting 21 of January 2012, an exhibition of my textile work is to be held in Zoorb, Rua Miguel Bombarda nº463. It will be open for 3 weeks.

On tuesdays and thursdays afternoons from 3pm to 5pm, and for the duration of the exhibition I am to be there and a textile consultancy will happen. If you want to learn something from me or finish a project you can pop in.

Friday, January 14, 2011

What is being woven

This tapestry that I am weaving will be a big tapestry. This portion is only the very begining. It will be called "Mother Silence" and this initial bit talks about love-seed, destiny and hope. most of the wool is home spun and/or home dyed.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A máquina encantadora

This project is the first object of a group that felt well to work together. We all have attention to detail. Ana Maria is the painter, Simão works with moving mechanisms that are produced only with recycled materials, and I, the textile and visual artist. At present the "máquina encantadora" is being exhibited in the Gallery of "Club Literário", in Porto. You can know more about this project in the blog:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Homem T in Porto

In the main Square of Porto, Portugal, is on display 100 figures of 1.70m painted or modified by professional artists. It is a Human Parade called "Homem T" as the Charity that organized it is called Espaço T. The keen commitment of the Portuguese Artists, mainly from Porto has been overwhelming. Espaço T provided the figures as well as all the painting materials and a huge building for us to do the this project. I met fellow artists and formar teachers that I had´t seen for years.
Now this Characters are to be seen in the huge open air space of Praça da Liberdade until the end of August. In September an Auction will be held.
We had a text with an idea of what the Homem T could be. My Character is called "Homem T on Earth and in the Cosmos." The band that I painted is filled with small people, humble, different and together. The blue is the outer space where I do believe that the Human Race is charting into.