Judy Rodrigues

Rue de Rosario, studio portrait

Azores, Fringe Festival 2017 Paim Bookhouse Gallery , Santa Luiza , Pico Island



2017 : A quick sketch

This summer I am participating in two Fringe Festivals both on Islands - one 'on the fringes' of England at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight and the other 'on the fringes ' of Portugal ' [and Europe] on Pico Island at the  Azores Fringe Arts Festival.

The synchronicity of this opportunity I have found fascinating after discovering that the Portuguese poet Raul Brandao gave the Azorean Islands colour references -- and Pico Island he named 'Ilha Preto' , 'Isle of Black  ' -- after the black volcanic mountain and landscape that crowns the Island.

This has also been a small but  intriging coincidence in relation to a childhood growing up on the 'Isle of Wight', where my  fascination in Lepidoptera began - and as [is] with this habit, the discovery of an endemic species to the Azores the 'Hipparchia azorina' the 'Azorean Grayling' butterfly --




.... working  with the Azores is ongoing ....................







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Letter to Boa Sr
In the Garden of Epictetus
Periplus [detail]
At Paim Bookhouse, Santa Luiza, Pico Island ,Azores 2017
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