As an El Salvador-born artist and architect, I’ve always been inspired by rugged landscapes and ancient artifacts. Not only by the beauty of eroded surfaces, textured by time and nature, but also by the fact that the original layers of function and meaning have long been stripped away to reveal their innermost secrets.
I like to think of the pieces I make in a similar way—as things that are found rather than made.
I imagine them having their own logic and history as objects from a different time and place that I can’t fully understand or, much less, explain. However, I would like these objects not to stand still, but to have the flexibility to live in a different context than what was imagined for them, arranged in different ways to tell a different kind of story, perhaps to be a part of a more complex conversation.
I work with clay. I am attracted to its humble origins, to its history, to its response to the hand, to its ability to hold the imprints left behind by the process of making.