I was raised in Anserma, Colombia, a small town with a population of 20,000.
Life was simple, we were raised with little expectation in humble surroundings.
My back garden was our Supermarket, we had chickens, fresh eggs daily, carrots and other vegetables just a few meters from my back door. Here, every day I would help Grandmother make tortillas by hand, while listening her religious stories (we were all Catholics, of course).
She did much weaving of linen, tablecloths and beautifully detailed quilts. Now that she has passed on, I realize the significant influence she has had on my life. From a very early age, I felt connected to nature. Many of my holidays were spent on my own, walking in the tree line, collecting rocks and vegetation to contemplate their shapes, colors and textures.
Today as I create my artworks, I am taken back in time to my childhood and through this process I feel compelled to explore ancient techniques that will lead me into learning sustainable methods to develop fibers into hand-made papers, natural dyes and prints.