29 years old. From chile to Salt lake city
I grew up in Chile helping my mom in her lamp factory. This is where I learned how to make production processes more efficient. I then used this knowledge to build production lines for multiple art pieces I created,
for instance on my own production line of Punch needles.
Because of my life-long commitment to fine arts and illustration, I possess a high level of understanding with new materials and I can quickly assimilate new techniques.
I'm always trying to find new ways to use common materials.
You're never going to see me repeating a piece of art from another artist.
My goal is for everything I create to be unique and amazing.
On this little production line I had to learn how to perfection my production efficiency, finding new methods and materials to make it productive.
Designing the needles, packaging and labels in an armonic and stilysh way.
to see more about my punch needles --->
Some of my skills
Graphite, Polychrome, Watercolor, Acrylic
Sculpture , Mold making
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design
Visual art work
Punch needle, Embroidery
The hardest part about creating a embroidery pattern from a face, is to know where exactly goes each tone. this part of the process could be done using vectors on Illustrator, but I prefer do draw the lines myself to get more detail.
My chosen technique for my personal art work is Punch needle embroidery, with which I create portraits.
to see gallery:
I like to cut the frames myself to be able to get the exact size I want, and sometimes I like to experiment dying my own yarn for the portraits.
A piece this big could take easily 100 hours of work, from the pattern design to the final framing.
Resulting in a lot of commitment to the entire process.
Salt lake city, UT
August 2018- Salt lake City, UT
Volunteering for local artist,
Tasks: Carving 5 large rocks in foam, fiberglass and epoxy application.
Carving bones in foam and epoxy application.
Assistance in different processes of creating a miniature car.
What did I learn?
I learned that foam gets stuck everywhere!!!!
Foam is such a versatile material, and I love that.
I had work with foam in the past, but on this project I worked with it on a different level. . . using all kinds of tools to get rough and detailed textures, different kinds of glues, chemicals and epoxy.
Hard work can be fun! and that if you love what you're doing the hours fly.
Your body gets used to be standing for hours!
January 2018- Santiago, Chile
Carlos Fernandez workshop, Chilean artist.
Task: Participation and assistance in the sculpting process of four large female bodies, from the structure fabrication, until the clay modeling.
Using professional plastilina clay, also made in the workshop.
What did I learn?
With Carlos I learned "only buy what you can't make by yourself"
Life in Chile is not like in USA, we don't have 60% off coupons... and supplies can be expeeeeensive.
so, why buy a "precision compass?" if you can make one!
Why buy plastic clay, if we can make it in the shop?!!