The tools are extensions of my hands and thoughts.
Marble dominates me and is demanding.
Stone is my medium. I have learned much by observing great sculptors, I have attentively observed the technique, their images, a sure consequence of their battles, their changes, their clashes with creation.
A sculptor is someone who is interested in and obsessed by forms, they are his/her main goal, his/her eye is always attentive to them and seems to be waiting for the development. This is what encourages his/her creative process.
Sometimes I collect pieces of strangely-shaped marble, or I watch faces, postures, and I even stop within the shadows the produce, I recreate them and begin discarding parts, smoothing edges, and so ideas are born; I imagine, I make mistakes, change directions, sometimes feel that the stone provokes me…
Sometimes I am discouraged when I think that I have only left my tracks in the dust, but that is part of the time that stone generously allows me to work on it.
My intention is to respond to the pleasant sensation that emerges from a shape and grows warm between my hands.
That which is feminine and harmonious is what can be perceived in my works, equilibrium is also necessary to me… forces of equal intensity and opposite directions with a centre of gravity on the horizontal object.
I believe that every work of art should commence from the concrete medium in wich the image is executed, so that the spectator may appreciate it.
I play with concave and convex lines wich form silhouettes based on light and shadows…, and thus I shape my figures.
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