If an artist/art student, my primary medium or mixed media is:
Creativity characterizes humanity. Creating something with our hands and transforming simple materials into objects useful to our body or/and mind, connecting ourselves to a higher level of utility for others. Artists have the gift/duty to do/give something, even if at times it may be egocentric.
As an artist, I think about functions, forms, materials. I try to impose on myself limits to help me work, concentrate better.
I have chosen to work with three dimensional objects and with metals in part because of my family’s tradition in metal smithing and because of my own predilections, knowledge and feelings.
At the inception of each art project, I study different materials in order to choose the one that is most in harmony with my concept/idea/vision. I start from rigid, rigorous, geometric compositions because they give me rule and structures that I have to follow. I work with these geometric impositions until the geometry disappears and a soft shape appears.
Limits are not limitative of creativity. Everybody has limits and I am aware of mine. With time I’m discovering that limits help me discover new qualities in myself and in my art form. It is always startling to see, in a finished sculpture or a piece of furniture, these qualities appear and a reflection of my growth/transformation in them.
I like connect/blend the traditional with the modern. For this reason, I love to work with iron forging but in contemporary ways. I like to play with materials. I like to think of materials having a dialogue or a confrontation; the dark forged iron with the shining brushed stainless steel; a rectangular section with/against a circular section; soft shapes and angular figures.
Dualism is not only present in eastern cultures but it is part of every religion, philosophy and in the everyday choices we as people make. Maybe the work of an artist is to make choices and I think that I’m working in order to discover what the best choices for my art are.