During the summer I went to Portugal. For this summer project I have taken inspiration from this trip, and more specifically the architecture that I visited and experienced. I have chosen to explore just three of the many places I visited, all are very different but have inspired me this summer.
First, the Palace of Pena, which is situated on the top of a hill in Sintra. The palace is brightly coloured with elaborate stone carvings and detailed tiles, all of which make you feel like you have been transported to another time.
Second, the Paula Rego gallery, which is a modern building designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura.
Third, The initiation Well on the grounds of the Quinta da Regaleira estate in Sintra. This ‘inverted tower’ was built into the slopes of Sintra to connect underground tunnels.
In order to represent these buildings, I chose to make 3D clay forms. I wanted the form to somewhat accurately represent the corresponding building, however, I also wanted the clay to be able to stand alone. The forms I have made are simplified versions of part of all of the building.
My three final sculptures completely remind me of the places I visited. They act like souvenirs of my trip to Portugal.