Since mid-1970 I have been fascinated with patterning and the visual image created by repeat images. In the 1980's I designed a tool to make a painted repeat linear bar. I used this tool to create a series of profusely colored works. During the late 1990's my palette had become more subtle until finally reaching white. For eight years I worked on a series of white paintings. These works evolved into paintings using a variety of mixed media, having highly-textured surfaces, and eventually with words appearing. My current works use ink, graphite, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic paint, glazes, a variety of wallpapers, decorative papers, photographs, and text. The focus continues to be on pattern and repeat motifs to create the final piece.
Viera Da Silva "...about my process--I cannot explain it to you; and even if I could are there people who really wish to explain themselves?"