Artist Statement

My Mexican culture is rich in mythologies based on the observation of nature´s cyclical changes. We have the myth concerning the germination, birth, trip into the underworld, and resurrection of corn: the archetypical Mesoamerican plant. As humans, we share this transforming essence, not only in physical changes, but also spiritually. We go through phases from light to darkness to light. I embraced this trait in my sculptures after a painful event, which led me to heal myself by sculpting. My first foundry piece was a woman lying in a fetal position symbolizing a starting point in my life, a rebirth. This evolved into cycles of inner changes and my work concept arose: transformations. My sculptures developed from figurative representations and grew into the organic abstract forms that now manifest my inner nature world.

With fire I transmute steel into organic forms inspired by nature, like sea corals, cells, and leaves. Out of a rigid flat steel sheet, I form sharp plants emerging from the earth; I create a garden of minerals cyclically constructing itself. My mirror-like stainless steel reflects the light and colors. My steel pieces acquire different oxidized tones by weather exposure, embracing transformative concepts such as metamorphosis.

During my phases of joy, I mold wood into smooth round shapes inspired by water, preserve its original color to enhance its organic essence, and polish it to express softness. When used along with steel, I like it to be the central part of the piece, protected by the hard steel around it. This is how, by transcending the innate essence of my materials, I equally transform myself.

Most of my sculptures are asymmetrical, extending upward, enhancing the idea that the space they occupy is not fixed, but goes on portraying the flux of life. I am intrigued by the process of change that we can all observe in nature, transformations that we all as living beings share. This is what inspires and fuels my everyday work.