Arraiolos village, Portugal

April 2018

Artist residency and open studio in Arraiolos village, South Portugal. Two sets of paintings made with linen sourced in the village.

In dry Alentejo, Spring 2018 was abnormally rainy. Paintings were made under the pouring rain. Local colours washed away in little streams and soaked in the sandy soil, leaving delicate remains on the fabric.

A set of Chinese ink paintings on linen was displayed in the garden.

O deserto também vem do mar. Eu não sei em que navio, mas é de lá que vem que chegaram ao meu jardim as palmeiras. The desert also Comes from the sea. I do not know on which ship, But from there they came Landed in my garden The palm trees. Eugenio de Andrade