Inspiration is a burst of creativity. It is the process of stimulating the imagination to do something original or creative. It’s a sudden, brilliant, or timely idea of what to do or what to create. It is an impulse that encourages the creation of an original work; a feeling of enthusiasm that you get from someone or something, which brings you new and creative ideas. It can be stimulated by a person, a situation, a place, an experience, a book, a music, or simply a comment. A person can inspire and motivate others to be creative or achieve goals.
With each new work I rediscover the joy of beauty and creation. My curiosity about the life and inspiration of Picasso has led me, in art, to experiment with many methods of plastic expression. But whether I’m working in oil, sculpture, or printmaking, it’s all a way of sharing my enthusiasm for life, of capturing the moment.
I was also inspired by Matisse who said that a great modern conquest has been the secret of expression through color. It is precisely this secret that I use with oil paintings, combining my intuition, my quick strokes and my transgression of the limits of drawing to achieve expressiveness in my paintings.
I visited an exhibition in the Prado Museum in Madrid of “A homage to Picasso” by David Hamilton which inspired me to make my etching with mezzo-tint A homage to Picasso.
My main inspiration comes from my passion and, as a physiotherapist, my knowledge of the human body, for the movement of the body and the expressiveness of faces and hands. I found these characteristics in the musicians of jazz groups. Jazz is a spontaneous artistic expression. My love for music has allowed me to capture movement and atmosphere in both oil and sculpture: my metal musicians emerge from a long process of making molds spontaneously alive and immediate their movement eternally “of the moment.” I was also inspired by the fishermen repairing their nets at dawn in a small Mediterranean port. Their movements and gestures fascinated me.
The theme of my work is inspired by my passion for beauty and shaped by my imagination and personal experiences. This can be seen in the series “The Piano Tuner” inspired by Daniel Mason’s novel, which takes us on an exotic journey.
In Ibiza where the luminosity and the atmosphere are more important than the figures, which are more essence than substance.
Or in “Marrakech”, where the atmosphere of pushing and bargaining demands that the viewer stop and observe.
I started printing because I saw it as a medium that allows me to always keep my work while sharing it with others over and over again. I enjoy the discipline of engraving and it has helped me to synthesize my work; again, the long process of making the plates does not prevent me from taking advantage of the moment.
The inspiration for making wire and iron sculptures gradually emerged from various coincidences. I have the privilege of using the workshops of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid because one of the professors was a patient of mine. Around the time of the European crisis that hit Spain very hard, my teacher was transferred from clay sculpture to the metal sculpture workshop. That suited me very well because bronze sculptures were very expensive for me. I had experience using wire and mesh, before, to make the armor for my clay sculpture, so I was used to the material, however, I was fascinated with cutting sheet metal with the torch and welding the metal. The iron plates inspired me to do my interpretation of Goya’s “El 3 de mayo”.
Every day is full of moments; each moment reveals its individual flavor and texture, its unique beauty and delight. This constant journey of discovery and rediscovery offers me new inspiration to think and share.