I was born in New York City and grew up in South Florida where I continue to make my home. Born of Cuban Spanish parents I had a rich multi cultural upbringing.
I am drawn to the figurative form influenced by a childhood love of fantasy, expressing the absurdity of things while drawing influence from unexpected sources like the lyrics of music and nursery rhymes.
I have been told that my pieces have a dark side, I am not sure I see that. I think while their bodies may look strange they are a collection of images from my own dreams and observations.
All of my ceramic work starts on a potters wheel. I work fast, as if I were running out of time and need to see it grow. I alter by pinching, cutting and adding clay until my idea emerges. Multiple firings with underglaze, stain, slips, oxide and glaze complete the process.
Recently some of my work has shifted to a more organic form, inspired by the fragile coral reef, although I always return to the human figure.