My main reference in smithing is in the artistic legacy left by the pre-Hispanic civilisations. It inspires me to imagine how they made their strokes, perforated the metal and achieved impeccable finishes. Today I perform this same art by fusing ancient techniques with modern processes. Like these cultures, I have fire and wind as allies and there are many emotions concentrated in this work. For example, I usually make the most organic shapes and the most vibrant colors when the days are clear to be consistent with the environment and with my state of mind. Other pieces, perhaps the ones with sharper lines and colder colors may be created when the sunlight is obscured by the clouds. The main metal I work with is Silver 925, although I often experiment with other materials such as, for example, recycled paper that can be seen in the collection Rumi or resin that can be found in the collection Kurumi.
My passion for jewelry was born in Venezuela, developed in Ecuador and materialised in Spain. My first encounter with jewelry was at the Art Centre Inventarte in Caracas, where I was asked to create a piece that would identify me. As a journalist by training I always associated this profession with punctuality and timeliness, so my first piece was a clock. I do not know whether the needles mark 3 or 9, but for me this clock is perfect in its imperfection.
The beauty of this universe is to experiment, discover, listen to the voice of curiosity and also to the voice of those who already traveled their own path of creativity. At the Jewelry School Casa de América in Quito, Maestro José Zamora sowed in me the respect for metals, a teaching that accompanies me daily on the other side of the ocean.