• One

    Dimension: 15.7” x 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

  • Two

    Dimension: 15.7” X 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

  • Three

    Dimension: 15.7” x 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

  • Four

    Dimension: 15.7” x 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

  • Five

    Dimension: 15.7” x 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

  • Six

    Dimension: 15.7” x 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

  • Seven

    Dimension: 15.7” x 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

  • Eight

    Dimension: 15.7” X 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

  • Nine

    Dimension: 15.7” x 11.8”
    Technique: drawing and collage
    Year: 2012

9 WAYS TO SAY SAUDADE

Saudade is a word that comes from Portuguese and Galician; very difficult to translate in simple form into Spanish.  It defines an emotional state. It is a way of expressing a feeling similar to melancholy; provoked by the distancing of “something” beloved and implies the need to resolve that distance, knowing that what is missed so much, will not return.

Through this work I manifest the longing I feel for people, places and events that have passed … Perhaps what I miss the most, beyond the issue, are parts of my soul that have remained behind along with those distant moments. We are made of a matter shaped, in part, by the sum of events, memories, decisions, thoughts, emotions … affections. Our soul is dispersed and re-composed as the clouds in their incessant movement. We are changing beings by nature but each state leaves its mark.