What drives much of my abstract sculptural work is a desire to reuse, repurpose and give new life to discarded pieces. Throughout my journey, I seek to underscore each piece’s materiality and the story of how said materials came to me. Using discarded remnants, I can rework them into unique pieces.
Many of my abstract pieces are of aluminum; I enjoy working with this metal for its sensibility and malleability.
My work with reclaimed driftwood is motivated mainly by the urge to discover the object’s history after I found it. Using various natural pigments and wax, I can bring out the story of the piece and give it new life.
My art reflects my life and the joy that comes from being in continuous movement. Art for me has become a way of living; of seeing and feeling the world. It connects me to the everyday through all the particles of the cosmic universe, our World, Our Earth, our Nature; our Mother Nature. I make art to confirm my human faith in the beauty and joy of life, through photography, painting, and sculpture.
My sculptures move between human and abstract figures. I want to capture the sensitivity of the sculpted subjects, their emotions, all the vital energy of their mood. For some of my sculptures, I have used clay, wax, or plastilina. These materials allow me to feel the process, capturing the development of the subject in every moment. Some pieces have been fired; others have been cast using bronze, resin, or plaster.
For the abstract sculptures, I want to convey the clarity of the blue sky and the energy absorbed from the sun’s rays. For them I have used a variety of materials, especially natural and industrial remnants. Collecting discarded materials for me is a source of inspiration, be it a piece of metal, wood, cardboard, or stone. I can give these objects new value and a new presence, showing that they are beyond what they appear to be or have been made to be, raising questions and musings in those who observe them. I seek to present a critical position towards the world of waste and consumerism, encouraging contemplation in the viewer.
After attending the University to get my professional studies in Industrial Technology and MA in Education; my passion for art drove me in 1983 to attend my first workshops in photography, painting and ceramics at Instituto Bellas Artes (Colombia). This gave me a formative introduction and I have explored all three artistic expressions since then.
When I was about 34, I traveled to New York. I fell in love with this diverse and cosmopolitan city, and I decided to stay. It is because of this beautiful and exuberant experience, that my continued development in photography, painting, and sculpture has been taking shape. I found a mentor in the sculptor Nathaniel Kaz at the Art Students League where I enrolled in classes during different years starting in 1990. I also attended workshops at other art school locations in New York.
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