What is your chosen medium and what are your techniques?
I select the techniques according to my needs of expression adapting them to the material behavior. Blown glass, kilngastinglass, pate de verre, always related to image transfer. I usually use iron straps and throught the interaction of the two materials I acomplish my language. This got mne to an extensive research of both materials. The cold work finishes revealing the internal readings.
How would you describe your work and where do you think it fits within the sphere of contemporary glass?
I use the physical characteristics of glass to talk about a timeless world on constant movement and relate it to an iron containment. Two opposite materials on both transparency and fragility. I think the narrative of my pieces expresses different kinds of lectures, it leaves a part open for interpretation of the viewer.
Tell us a bit about your process and what environment you like to work in?
Research was a fundamental pillar to relating myself with glass. The searching for a clearly defined image became the motor for adapting techniques and searching for better ways to execute them. This got me to create an experimental method of digital image transfer to glass that can adapt to multiple materials and techniques on glass and ceramics. This method is now used by artists and students all around the world. There is a lack of resources on material and infrastucture in my country. The creative process begins in my mind and continues on my studio for several months until the definitive execution of the piece.
I create the blown pieces on glass factorys since there are not any artistic blown glass workshops on Argentina. I think the glass communityis great sharing information and promoting artists.
Who do you look up to when it comes to aesthetics?
I admire Kiki Smith, Karen LaMonte and Bertil Vallien aesthetics.
What currently inspires you and which other artists do you admire and why?
Nowadays i’m working on a new instalation inspired on what holds us as a planet, the human conection with the uniserve, infinity and timelessness.
I admire my teacher and mentor Silvia Levenson for her social commitment througth her work, for making visible women rights, gender and domestic violence. I had the honor of collaborating in her exposition “Missing Identity” on Riga Letonia’s ghetto.
Myriam Di Fiore for her exquisite language expressing what sorrounds her, with the perfection of her intense technical search through the years.
Both argentinian artists have marked a path for latin americans.
I also admire the work of Martin Janecky, Michael Rogers, Tim Tate, Norwood Viviano, Jeffrey Sarmiento and Dustin Yellin.