My Artist Statement
My work is about creating balance. I do that by envisioning large architectural building structures, especially those that are of a round intricate anatomy. The possibility of creating a rigid system capable of holding heavy undefined formations through beams and screws has always fascinated me. Moreover, the idea of constructing endless compositions designed to defy gravity thrills me. My creations are focused on pottery, resembling tall elevated buildings with a strong infrastructure in my own country: Cuba.
The Process of making pots is seemingly simple. First, I envision the structure. Then I think about its size and volume. The scale of the actual kiln that I work with only limits me. In my thoughts they are monumental in size. Lastly, I make a mental inventory of the necessary construction materials. My projects are executed by an obsessive progression driven by the desire to turn clay into steel. I simulate I have been commissioned to eternally stack an infinite number of metallic-like elements, while at the same time, trying to avoid toppling such fragile arrangements. In this balancing act, I find peace of mind and fulfillment in the heart.