The Light and Space Movement is often characterized by works created with an attention to the relational aesthetic between light and materiality. Albuquerque tackles huge concepts like time and space and translates them into ephemeral works of art that often utilize pure pigment. In these works, pigment has been applied to the surface of the panel without a binder like oil, acrylic, or resin. This technique results in a painting with a delicate but, more importantly, a non-reflective and far more visceral surface than we see in traditional painting.
Albuquerque’s work grapples with concepts of eternity, the infinite expansion of outer space, and humans in relation to the cosmos. Such big ideas call for a bigger canvas, which is why many of her works are large-scale installations made within the natural landscape. As a result, there is an imprinting on the earth that correspondingly creates visual maps that can be viewed from above.