Where is your inspiration coming from?
My inspiration comes from popular culture and local traditions. I search to bring into light those aspects or materials that have been under looked, ignored or forgotten, because I believe there is some sort of truth behind them.
What are you trying to communicate in particular with your artwork?
Though my art work focuses on different themes and materials, they all deal with a feminine world and the power of adornment as a way of providing protection and love
Which material you prefer to use and why ?
I feel very comfortable with resin. It’s the material I use more often, and it gives me so many possibilities in terms of composition, links, color and integration with other materials, that I can always find something new to explore.
How much value do you give to researching material for your creations?
For me, materials need to make sense with a previous idea on something I want to explore. For instance, artificial flowers. I started working with them because I think they are a powerful feminine statement of conquering a space and making it a home. From there I decided to explore different possibilities with this cheap fabric (which I absolutely disliked in the beginning) and tried to understand it’s virtues, starting a dialogue to create something new.
Is it more important for you the process, or the final artwork itself?
I don’t know which one is more important, but I can say that the process of connecting to the themes I choose to study, and deepening in them, are always a personal growth. I set my own truths and beliefs by trying to reveal something hidden in the obvious. I sometimes feel like an alien discovering humans. But it is on the final work itself that I get the chance to tell these stories. Sometimes though, I feel like the stories are bigger and much more interesting than the final pieces. That’s why I’m working on learning how to put my mind aside and just enjoy the journey of playing and making.
Is there an artist you prefer and why ?
That is a hard question. I sometimes like some pieces or aspects on different works, but I don’t have a favorite. When I see something I like, I think: this one I should add to my list, but then immediately, I forget. They never come to me when I want to remember. I should make a sort of jeweler’s playlist. As tutors though, I have had the chance to know many jewelers and admire the way they can guide somebody else’s work, transmitting self-confidence and making students, own their ideas and take them ahead, making strong work. In this sense, I have to mention my tutor and friend Jorge Manilla, and also Attai Chen and Jorge Castañon. I think they were very relevant in the outcoming of my new work.
Have you ever thought to collaborate with other artists, or you like to work on your own?
As an active member of Association Joya Brava, from Chile, we are always making collaborative work. Not in the sense that we are going to work on the same piece, but in one that we search to grow together, sharing our ideas and opinions on each other’s work, organizing encounters, lectures, exhibitions and tutorships for the whole group.
Where do you feel you are at with this last collection?
I feel that I took a step further on something that was bugging me a little. I was doing too much thinking. I decided to let my hands do more and my head less, and I think I pulled out something that I really like. I allowed myself to make without paying attention to the little voice saying: that is too much… it will look ridiculous…that is childish, and so forth
What have you discovered of yourself, are you satisfied ?
I’ve been reaching a more conscious state of flowing while working. That hasn’t always been the case, but the more mature and self-confident I get, the more I can feel this easiness, a sense of wellness, mixed with excitement while working. So much going on in my head that I forget about everything else.
Two words to describe your last artwork collection.
Free and joyful.
inizia un nuovo format di
diari di viaggio
che di volta in volta pubblicherà per ogni artista che avrà voglia di lasciare la sua testimonianza.
saranno pubblicati sotto forma di intervista personale,
si cercherà di percorrere la vita , i pensieri, le paure,
i successi, le fragilità , la felicità degli artisti in viaggio
attraverso il mondo di myday-byday. Artisti che cercano di esprimere se stessi
attraverso la loro arte,
sia essa pittura, scultura, design, fotografia, o altra forma artistica.
myday-byday alla ricerca del bello,
al servizio dei suoi artisti per condividerlo
con tutti voi che siete il loro pubblico.
is starting a new format of travelling diaries which will be published for each artist willing to leave his/her story. These diaries will have the form of a personal interview.
myday-byday will try to interpret the life, the thoughts, the fears, the successes,
the fragility, the happiness behind each art collection travelling through the world and space of myday-byday. These artists try everyday to express themselves through their art, in different ways: from painting to sculpture, from design to photography, or other artistic forms. myday-byday is in constant search for 'beauty', but always at the service of its artists. The goal is: to be able to share and communicate with all of you what 's behind their work.
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