What first led you to making paper constructions?
I like technical drawings. I started to construct paper maquettes of the object I wanted to paint and then I would flatten it into 2D by drawing it. Later, I realised it is not necessary to flatten the volume created and that the paper model is already a representation of the object.
What inspired you to explore the decorative arts?
I had a real interest in different decorations of vases, whether they were Greek, Asian or South American. These different languages, the exchange of cultures, are what interested me first. I started studying the symbolism in vases and learned to recognise similarities. The production side of applied arts interests me a lot.
How would you define what you do?
It is between art and design. My pieces can be used, but they are not created from a designer's point of view. My vision is aesthetic: it has to do with painting, still life paintings.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
The history of art, decorative arts, art, all of these are very present in my work. I am especially interested in how things are represented. I do not always have an aesthetic affinity with the motif I paint, but I am interested in them for their iconography, and how they become emblems of different societies.