“I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. After training as a therapist in Buenos Aires, I came to the US to study expressive arts therapy at Lesley University, which is where I now teach. In my mental health practice, I utilize writing, movement and visual arts to help people understand themselves better, and to find creative solutions to their mental health challenges.
In my own art, I love using natural materials that I collect. I create collages, outdoor sculptures, and enjoy printmaking utilizing gelli prints and Eco printing. I also engage in bookmaking, and I like taking pictures as part of my creative practice.
One aspect of my art making is that I enjoy making art with others… collaborating on pieces, or just working side by side. Currently I am teaching classes at home for kids, encouraging them to explore a variety of materials in an open-ended way.
Also, I have a studio in Arlington center. I offer an open studio format to people who would like to create together in a supportive environment. Materials are provided, or they can bring their own.
I allow my art making process to lead the way. I try to get out of my own way to create what is calling me. Often, it’s a surprising experience, and always liberating and playful.
What I enjoy the most about creating art is that I allow myself to experiment. By trying new techniques and ideas, I get lost in the experience. I then feel one with the universe, finding new insights and connections within myself and with others.”