Saudade has no direct translation from Portuguese to English; the presence of absence is an entry point. For the purpose of this exhibition, the artists use Saudade as the foundation of three deeply personal narratives. Saudade in this context is an intense and profound longing for something and/or someone missing from each of the artists' lives. It is accompanied by an intense melancholy for what has been lost and cannot be restored. It can encompass reflective joy as well as great sadness but fundamentally evokes a sense of incompleteness.