Azulejo is a response to the growing loss of cultural identity in Portugal. I wanted to reinterpret the traditional tile art form in a way that would contribute to its sustainability. I have drawn upon my practice, and analogue photography, to bring something new to tiles. The idea of using an analogue method for preserving a location or a sight (film photography), developing it, and once again using analogue photographic development methods (cyanotype) to transfer the image onto the clay ensures that the process retains its artisan quality. My tiles, similar to murals portraying historic scenes, can preserve a current moment in an historic and durable medium which, in a throw-away culture living purely in the present is, I think, pertinent. So much of the current cultural output is fleeting; capturing the now in tiles transforms it into the forever.