In 2019, I worked on the grounds of a traditional fabricator of colonial style, terracotta 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 tiles, bricks and large coal fired kilns that could hold 70,000 bricks. In Colombia as in other places, clay is a material that provides shelter and tools for out sustenance and that knowledge transferred to my approach to the sculpture and my focus. This was a place to connect with the basic identity of who we are and what we need to survive.