"Through art, I continue reinforcing the identity and culture of a community."
"What I like best about art is the freedom to make, to transform, to create a setting and context.
"Studying art let me discover that this discipline fills me with satisfaction and made me more cosmogonic. During years of study, I learned different printmaking techniques. As I'd work on a print, I could see results that made me love these techniques even more. By interacting with other artists, techniques and printers, I achieved a certain ability for drawing and engraving.
"Today, I enjoy transmitting these to other artists who are beginners in this field. Both in art and as a profession, it's challenging to remain effective, but what I like best is the freedom it affords me.
"My dreams, literature, cinema and the everyday life that surrounds me give me this inspiration to create different works of art. Also, for me it is very important to acquire high quality materials — inks, paper and varnishes — and in this way, give an authentic value to a print.
"Helping to preserve this artistic discipline fills me with satisfaction. And through art, I continue reinforcing the identity and culture of a community. I'm also happy to say that my workshop can teach the different printmaking techniques and, in this way, offer help for the many activities involved in creating a print.
"It's been difficult working on my own. There were times when everything seemed to stop, and I couldn't seem to advance. Financially, my income goes directly to my work, for materials so I can continue working. However, everything flows."