I transform objects from their utilitarian purposes to create beautiful sculptures and paintings. My art engages, surprises and inspires its viewers, and moves others to reflect and to re-think the boundaries of artistic media, while creating an unforgettable experience for people of all ages. I create exquisitely made objects that are assemblages of items such as bullet shells, cut up pieces of color pencils, colored shoelaces and pins, books, electrical wires, ties, plastic waste, suitcases, bicycle tires, screws. surgical instruments, guitar chords, coins, just to name a few. My sculptures are not sculpted but constructed and weaved, in curious and unpredictable, repetitive, and almost compulsive ways. The creation of the sculptures is a labor-intensive process, requiring compulsive repetition as the disparate elements are weaved together to form a whole. I like the idea of leaving my materials visible as a testimony of the process and how much work I put into it. By connecting objects in such fresh ways, I reflect on Nature’s pivotal presence and in the process, I go full circle and give back to Nature what was taken from her: as trees are turned into books, I turn books into trees, leather shoes into animals, while the use of bullets and cartridges to bring a fox or a rabbit back to life might illustrate dramatically the brutal annihilation of wildlife all around our planet. The media that I use may sometimes conceptually inspire philosophical debate (for instance the role of firearms in our society or the importance of the conservation of the environment) but whatever the interpretation of my work, I want the imagery of my experience to resonate with the viewer. My commitment is to beauty. I do not intend my work to be perceived in an intellectual way. Nor do I believe in political approaches through art. For me, it is a question of creating an aesthetic and poetic image that remains in memory; It’s about transmitting a feeling, of generating an emotion and causing a smile. I give my pieces humorous names, using simple wordplay and recycling popular metaphors to affirm their basic positivity. As a recurrent intention in my work, I encourage the viewer to discover, beyond the sole function of an object, an underlying symbolic and aesthetic reality where life overcomes death and beauty supplants destruction. Humor, beauty, and love are essentially what remain the memory of the viewer. The use of each new object is a challenge. It requires inventing and developing an appropriate and essentially artisanal technique in its manufacture.