Earth bound sculptural works
work is often influenced by my Colombian heritage - the richness of Colombia's culture and
stories ranging from folktales such as 'El Dorado' to the novels of Gabriel Garcia
Marquez, whose stories are both surreal and humorous. Other artists who combine
fantasy and humor, such as Gaudi, Dali, Bruegel and Ernst have stimulated me towards
making sculpture in this vein."
have had the chance to work closely in this country (USA) with contemporary artists such
as Mary Beth Edelson, Tom Otterness and Robin Winters. Edelson's philosophy
especially motivated me to take a personal approach in sculpture; she encouraged me to
accept the images that evolved in working with new materials and to see them as a vital
part of my work."