Category Archives: Thoughts

Thoughts, ideas, musings


Emmotional Geographies of Kensington Market, Toronto

The symbol of Kensington Market, where the local and the global meet. Diversity is represented by stores’ owners who translated their ethnicities in terms of what is local and unique. An image that communicates what […]


Packing for Artist in Residence on Printmaking @ Las Palmas, Canary Islands

I am going to Las Palmas, Canary Islands, for an Artist Residency in Printmaking. Alfonso Crujera, master printmaker and author of the book “Electro-Etching Handbook: a safe, non-toxic approach” (2013) has been my guide for […]


Repetition Triggering New Discoveries of Meaning and Signification

The image is decoded, encoded, again and again while searching for the true nature of a subject matter. Variations of the violinists playing exploring the relationship between our sensorial perception and the materiality of media and colors.The subje…


Falling in Love with the Image

Everything happens at the right place in the right moment. Processing images is not different. Once the conditions are met, and the necessary mechanical means provided, the image blossoms into full existence. The image takes the artist by heart. Any resistance is futile! One can say that the effort pays for the results.


Atelier @ Harp Lake (Muskoka)

It is difficult to describe how enjoyable it is to be painting by the lake. In special, during the Summer and Fall, I can get busy while also having time for kayak trips and late swims in the lake.

The necessary sauna purification daily ritual and fre…


OMG how do I dare to be cute?

These conflicting sensations take over my artistic soul again.How do I dare to want to be cute?Yes, I was told more than once that if I wanted to be an artist I could not produce “cute” things.However, the naked truth is that I like to be cute.


Creativity Flows in Harmony with the Heavy Snow Fall

For the last months, I have started dozens of artworks but I have not finished any of them. They seem to be waiting for my attention at the studio to awaken from a static state as suspended in time. These paintings and plates are pulsating in my mind,…


Lack of Time Management Skills or Artist’s Block?

There are times when the shift happens and the subject is perceived as looking at me instead of me looking at it. These are magical moments in art making. These are moments when I get into the “zone” and images come freely into my mind, well defined as t…


Printmaking Travel Kit, Post-Modernity and Worldview

Lately, I have been dividing my time between Canada and Sao Paulo. Therefore, I have tried to integrate the two places into my life style and schedules making sure I have a studio to work either here in Toronto or in Sao Paulo. I also try to have a kitch…


It is not only about the process actually it is mostly about the image.

While the process is quite important when working with photo-imaging, the imaging part of it became my main focus lately. As I further got control over the process, in terms of preparing the copper plates and having the image registration imprinted, I…


Methodical Persistence Throughout my “Colour Investigation in Intaglio” Project

By being able to compare perfomancees…


Time to Celebrate an Old Friend’s Life

I put my project Colour Investigation in Intaglio on hold to come to Brazil and look after an old friend’s affair who passed away exactly one year ago.  I am glad I could go to one of the most beautiful locations I know at the Atlantic Ocean and spread Grant’s ashes giving him his deserved R.I.P.