“My name is Milton Nolverto Rios Patricio. I was born in 1982 in Oyon, located in Lima, Peru, which is characterized by its varied climate. The summers are short, crisp, arid, and partially cloudy, while the winters are cold, dry, and cloudy.
“I consider myself to be a man who is always filled with new ideas to create something that I haven’t made before. I share my knowledge without egotism because feedback is very important to me.
“Ever since having children, I have become a different man. I am a man who dedicates my life to my children and my family. If I could turn back time, I would return to the moment when I first had my children.
“I never thought that I would dedicate myself to creating glass sculpture. Little animal sculptures always drew my attention. I imagined a thousand things, which intrigued me, until one day I saw my brother making a sculpture. I was very surprised. From then on I never stopped practicing and perfecting my art, bringing it to levels that I didn’t even think I could achieve.
“I have experienced very difficult times with my wife, two small children, and one newborn. I did not have any idea how to give them everything that they needed. I found some independent work. I started from scratch, knocking on doors looking for any type of opportunities and jobs to promote my glass art.
“I am a very creative and curious man, always thinking of all the sculptures that I could make using my techniques. I am self-taught, and with the help of technology I can navigate and learn from many sources around the world.
“This technique requires a lot of patience, practice, perseverance, desire, and passion, which are the foundations that I still apply to this day. Sometimes, the results are very frustrating, but when the results are optimal, it is very beautiful and compensates for all of the struggle.
“What I love the most about my art is the infinitude of things that I can make. This constantly results in new challenges, ensuring that I never fall into a routine. My inspiration comes from everything that surrounds me, including the most important things in the universe, my three small children. They are my strength and my drive; they inspire my career and make me into the man that I am. They fill me with energy and strength to get up every morning and work on my craft.
“Beginning to work on my own was crazy, especially since I had three small children that totally depended on me, but with strength and desire we were able to get ahead little by little. I am very happy to be a part of the NOVICA family and to have this very important window to promote my art.
“My plans for the future are, without a doubt, to continue spreading and promoting my art that impassions me so much, showing my small children that they can do anything they want in life and that they also have to follow their dreams and grab hold of them. I have faith in seeing them grow up happy so that they can develop their dreams.”