“I am a sculptor residing in Puerto Rico. My artistic training is based academically. I received my Bachelor of Art from Franklin University of Switzerland in Visual Communication Arts with an emphasis in Studio Art, in addition, a MFA: Art and Humanities from the University of Dundee. I am currently in the process of finishing a PhD in Art: Production and Research from the Universitat Politècnica de València. I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to study in differentiating universities in contrasting locations. It has given me an eclectic outlook and a deeper, global understanding of art.
My focus and passion are masks. I have been heavily influenced by my culture and heritage that comes from Ponce, Puerto Rico. I was initially inspired by the folkloric creature found within the Puerto Rican culture known as the “vejigante.” This is a folkloric character seen and used within the festivities and carnivals of Puerto Rico for over the past 200 years to the present. After learning the artisanal crafting of the traditional mask, and the history that accompanies it, I decided to use the folkloric concepts and contemporize them.”