I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and raised in New York City. I work in a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing and digital media. I like to try new media, and investigate new materials.
The purpose and the uses of art in different cultures are of great interest to me.
My work has long been concerned with the inner life of people and takes in folk art and craft as examples of the spirit and essence of life.
Identity, not just my own but those of my contemporaries and our ancestors are a significant influence on my work, I am drawn to ancient art and often to the figure. I see my work as having to do with the central mysteries of life, love, and the ephemeral world of the spirit.
In the past year or so I have become more affected by the political and social upheavals and the issues of my time. This has led me to make work that addresses my concerns and great interest in what is happening right before my eyes. Artwork is the vehicle for me to address the plight of people of color and the inequities that are affecting people the world over.