In the last year, I worked on the grounds of a traditional fabricator of colonial style, terra cotta bricks and tiles in a small town in Colombia. In this environment, I stood on the very clay I was using, surrounded by rows of hand-made tiles, bricks and large coal fired kilns. In Colombia, the clay is a material that provides shelter and substance and that knowledge transferred to my approach to the sculpture and my focus in drawings. This was a place to connect with the basic identity of who we are and what we need to survive.