Drawing is the axis that shapes Vigas’ entire ouevre. It is more than a working tool: it is how the artist expresses his visual thinking. Thus, all the images present in Vigas’ paintings, sculptures, mural paintings, ceramics, tapestries, and graphic work arise directly from drawing, as much for the works he considered finished as for the small sketches that he made continually in diverse materials, which he incorporated into subsequent works.
Many of the forms of his female figures, as well as the graphic and fretwork patterns that characterize his images, come from his passion for the pre-Hispanic indigenous arts; and others from his inventiveness and spontaneity in drawing. For when Vigas painted, sculpted, or made ceramics, he was also drawing. In doing so, he reconciled his rational side with his own creative freedom.