“It’s my first time in your country, in Peru; I come from Argentina. I’ve been working with Earth for a while. In Argentina, I’ve been working with the soil from Misiones, which is in the northern part of our country. I was surprised to find that in color and tone, it is very similar to the soil here. I didn’t know what the place I was coming to in Peru was like overall. In the material I wanted to work with here, I found tones quite similar to what I had been working with. In Argentina, I am trying to paint with earth and create ceramics. I used to work with synthetic materials for landscapes from my travels because I enjoy backpacking and going on trips. However, it has been challenging in Argentina lately; I haven’t traveled in a couple of years. So, I decided to resume traveling because it’s tough now, but when I could, I used the savings to explore other countries, their customs, cultures, crafts, and art. I would return home, and from those experiences, I would sketch landscapes. What began to happen is that I started to question the material I was working with and the relationship between what I expressed in my discourse, perhaps in metaphor, in the poetry we choose in the language of art…”
“I set up what I am doing here, with what I am experiencing here, with the plants that I am hanging and drying for my mate. “
“What I arranged in this space is what I more or less need to be able to sit down and work, whether at home, here, or anywhere. I feel that since I like to move around a lot when I arrive at places, I like to make them my own and feel that they are my home. So, I travel with some things that make me feel at home. The Argentine mate is one of them, which is over there, some incense, something with an aroma that I like, something that calms me, my notebook as a logbook, some of my brushes, a pencil for drawing. So, that corner tells a little bit of that…”
June 17th, 2023, explanation of the piece at the opening of the exhibition for the closure of the artist in residence of Centro Selva Arte y Ciencia titled “Earth to Inhabit” at the Blue House.