Elemetal 1, 2, 3, 4, 2023


Needle point embroidery, cotton thread, jute canvas

30 x 46,5 cm


Needle point embroidered pieces, each portraying the same landscape over various times of the day and seasons. The landscape, a mountain range in the center-north of Portugal where the artist's family lived for many generations, has long been known as a place of both paranormal sightings and religious apparitions. These myths have developed into claims that the mountain is hollow, concealing a UFO hanger inside. The use of embroidery in a strictly vertical stitch evokes a meditative repetition that allows for the mind to wander and attune itself to the preternatural, expanding upon the genealogical lexicons, and archetypal phenomena.