“I haven’t been able to understand the arrogant attitude of our human race. Trembling with powerful tsunamis, earthquakes, and tornadoes that Nature, without any discrimination, throws at us; we keep believing that we are the dominant side of this coexistence. It makes me laugh!”
I was born and raised in Manizales, Colombia. A mountainous region of the country with an impactful natural force of daily seismic movements that taught me to understand and respect Nature’s power from a very young age.
Thanks to these experiences, terror and fascination awakened in me. Later on, this became the fountain of all my inspiration and creativity. With its rigorous forms, uncountable textures, hues, and fractals that extend themselves into the smallest parts of its creation give me infinite options to create.
I studied Textile Design with an emphasis in Art at Taller Cinco Centro de Diseño. Where I discovered the influence of artists like Magdalena Abakanowicz, Christo Javachef, Sheila Hicks, Eva Hesse, Helvecia Kela as references about the power of contemporary textile art on a worldwide scale.
In the search of textile fibers and weaving techniques, I started involving myself and getting to know different vulnerable groups of society. Countrymen, indigenous, and females head of households that use the weaving of fibers as basic economic sustenance. Teaching and enriching my work with their ancestral technique, I learned and worked with plantain fibers, jute, dyed sisal, hemp, Cumare palm, cotton, and linen.
The devastating and ruthless tree cutting in the “Caracas” (an important avenue in Bogota) to give space to massive transportation, pushed my first artistic practice.
To this day, some of my creations are located as private collections in Oslo, Dusseldorf, Lisbon, Washington, Boston, Miami, Sarasota, Bogota, Cali, and Santiago de Chile. Actually, I live in Sarasota - Florida, where I have my artistic studio.