After my immigrant parents left Mexico to work on the farmlands of Salinas, California, they eventually settled in the city of San Francisco. As a visionary, I was eager to pursue a passion of discovery and self-awareness. High school continued to entice my creativity by allowing me to compete in several poster art competitions. Taking a more serious approach, I decided after absorbing a variety of college art classes, to travel to Southern California to attend the Los Angeles School of Design.
It wasn’t long before the excitement of Hollywood dazzled me with a palette of opportunities to create design solutions for both the entertainment industry and corporate identity clients. My retirement years later led to the process of building 3D abstract and pop-culture statements with the intent to focus on opposing spaces, the passion for color, and what stirs my artistic imagination on a heart-to-heart basis with real life.
The joy of creativity has always led me to new discoveries while the treasure of visual expression continues to connect with my personal journey of artistic growth.
Even as a young artist making ideas come to life stood out as the essence of my own garden of creative inspiration. A motivated drive that speaks, even today, as a trust of diverse impressions I desire to convey in my art. It’s also a platform I hope resonates with others with the same interest and love I embrace as an evolving artist. In pursuing dimensional sculptural direction as another level of my design evolution, two basic themes have emerged. These represent the elegance of fine art forms along with textures of representational 3D art. The use of "rainbow" colors also plays into my passion for colorful accents while the spirit of abstraction and "whimsical" flavors add to the entertaining spirit of my sculptural statements. These include various acrylic plastic materials and the discovery of recycled treasures as its own unique form of creative 3D art.
My sculptural visualization began with a learning process that included attending workshop sessions with laser educators and product suppliers. I then teamed up with a laser-cutter who transformed some of my notebook sketches into working computer files. These files were then transferred to a special digital program that “traced my designs” and cut them out from materials such as acrylic plastic surfaces. Learning how to use different gluing methods as well as polishing techniques was also part of fusing together dimensional forms with the dynamics of light and space. A journey that offered the reward of creating my visions into reality as a sculptural artist.