Gonçalves’ love of architectural design is a strong component in his shadow art pieces where he harnesses light into shadows, created by deliberately placed and cut wood pieces, as he sculpts these fascinating pieces of art. These pieces require the viewer to put distance between himself and the piece to be able to acutely perceive the subject of the art piece. . Each piece loses its subject completely if the light source is removed. The image is only revealed in the shadows that have been created.