How would you describe the place you work/ your studio? Where is it located? What is the best time of the day for you to work?
The studio is located in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. It is in the northern part of the city, in Munro, an industrial residential neighbourhood 20 minutes away from where I live. The studio is housed within the premises of a largescale industrial park. I have realized through these years, I need a lot of space to produce, handle and document the carpet work I make, that is why I had to get out from the city to find a big space near to industrial area.
The ground floor of the studio, is the main the workshop where we have the canvases and stock the yarn, here we work with several hand tufting machines to make the works that then travel to be exhibited. There is a lot of movement and noise in this ground floor, and although is where all the action takes place, I had to create another space more silent and slow where to think and draw.
That’s why 2 years ago we created a space on the upper floor where I have a drawing room, and some more organized less industrial place where to hang out and think about the upcoming projects, and new works. This is also a very important place for me, since it is where I keep all the documentation from different travels, sources of inspiration, books, maps, and small treasures. Here it is more silent. Actually right now changing my working times and routine, since I have a 2 months old baby… I think I now will work when I can, and try to be more flexible with my routine and adapt to what I feel is ok to move forward with and when it is best to rest. It can get very hot in Buenos Aires and I can’t go with the baby to the studio with extreme heat.
What inspires you in your work? What is the main motivation to create?
I am inspired by remote places. I try to travel every year around Argentina since it is such a vast country with so much land that you can find new places if you are willing to travel far. I do search for landscapes that look like they are from other worlds, colours that I have not seen before in nature, formations and geologies that look unknown and are related to my research.
I also find myself drown into stories of forgotten land and forgotten people, that's why after my travels around Patagonia I decided to research about the wrongly darkened native tribes of Patagonia, and have encounters with them and understand their cosmology… I even had a baby with my partner who has Mapuche native roots from the Andes, I believe this is also part of my story.
Generally, nature ignites something within me, a sort of happiness that fills me with air and new ideas.
When I spend enough time in true nature a will to create comes very easy, that's when I decide to tell a story, to make justice. I sometimes feel something outside me calls me to do what I do.