Size 20 inch x 16 inch (51cm x 41cm)
Thursday, 17 December 2020 (reposting)
I have a rectangle shape hot pot mat in my kitchen that I bought when I lived in Azores, Portugal. The middle part is made of ceramic, surrounded by cork. Everyday I use it to place pots and pans off the cooker or a cuppa when it’s still boiling hot. One day, the usual sight of the design suddenly caught my attention. I wanted to create something similar. A challenge accepted! And after a couple of days, my art piece no.32 LA SERENITA was born.
My creativity is normally very random but this time was different. Maybe I was, for a moment, reminiscing a life on the Island of Terceira (one of the seven Azores islands) in the Atlantic Ocean. It was filled with traditional festivals, hand made white ceramics with painted design in blue, wicker baskets, Alcatra cooked in a clay dish and anorexic looking cows that were allowed to walk on the motorway. Oh I should not forget my favourite ‘Galao’ (café latte, sort of)…well, back to my picture. I am quite happy how it turned out in the end. If it conjures up a feeling of serenity by looking at the picture, my title does the justice.