I decided to create photorealistic landscapes because of the global warming revolution and my concern for the ongoing worldwide devastation of the ecological resources. I want to make people aware of what we might not be able to experience in the near future if we continue destroying our environment. When an observer looks into my garden they enter into an imaginary space and for a moment witness what I see and what I feel, an overwhelming solitude and inner peace. My mixed media, and altered art works limits between an installation art form, is a visual record; a hidden interpretation of thoughts, ideas, and emotions; questions still unanswered.

Installation allows the observer inside of my creation rather than just stands and looks unreceptively at a rigid representation. Experimenting with collage and altered art is a constant process, a search for unique transcending work, to communicate my ideas. After graduating with a BFA (specialization in ceramics, painting and drawing) from Barry University, the Fine Art Department allowed me to stay and pursue Artist in Residency for the ceramics lab until June 2010. Before obtaining my BFA, work in Ad Agencies as an Art Director, and for 2 Printing Companies as a Graphic Artist/Designer creating art mostly the computer. While making the first collage for one of my classes, I became fascinated with it and produced a compellation of 15 large photorealistic landscape collages. Some of them were exhibited at graduation show in conjunction with a series of 9 organic hand-build sculptures, constructed with high fire clay, finished with metallic under glazes, and hand buffed with a mix of oil, graphite, patinas, and resins. Today, I continue building sculptures, assembling landscape collages for clients, and experimenting with unusual techniques and approaches on installation art.

The idea of creating landscapes comes from my awareness of the global worming and pollution of our resources. I have always love gardens they inspire tranquility and hopefully the viewer can feel the peace they convey. Global worming is a problem that affects everyone and everything in our planet. If we continue destroying the earth, thirty years from now the land would be dry and gardens will no longer exist, the sources of pure water and breathable air would be contaminated, and the few ecological resources available will not sustain our over populated planet. We have to start now protecting our environment, by changing our behavior and recognizing we are the solution to the problem. We can prevent the destruction of our ecological resources, these collage series raises recycling awareness.

  • Joined: March 2008
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