Thursday, March 22, 2012

Interview As Art



1. What was your first work of art and how old were you?
In fact it was not a work of art, since I was like 5 years old I used to draw a lot and made it good for that age, I have a very special memory of a drawing I made of the human respiratory system, I did from my book without trace, although the result seems rather an alien hidroencefalico, my mother was dying of laughter and show it to everyone who visited the house
2. What did you do for fun when you were a teenager?
I used to watch t.v. a lot!!, tracking all my favorites singer and actor, find out the lyrics of English songs and white them on my scrapbook, I loved to make mix’tapes from radio, used to play valleyball.  In terms of crafts I began to experiment with  painting on cloth and postcards making.

3. What and when was your first job?

My first job was at a ceramics tiles, kitchen and bathroom shop, as I was 21 years.

4. What was your first work that really pleased you as an artist?
I’ve been into so many craft is difficult  to say, in everyone of them I’ve been proud when after so much effort I find myself making some improvement, like lately, anything that comes out of my workbench…without melt it down… makes my day :-)

5. Who was the first artist to influence you?

Localy, finishing my career in Interior Design I met two teachers (Dominicans) who taught me the most captivating part of the art, they are the architect Gustavo Ubri  and the Interior and plastic artist Marianela Jimenez.  From the first I learned how complex, chaotic, interesting and rewarding it can be the designing process and from the second I knew the artistic/aestetic side of artcrafts and the different fine arts techniques as well.  

6. Has your work gone up in price compared to when you first started?
No really, too soon to say.

7. Where do you get your ideas?

I’ve just realized I’m very dual when it comes from designing, I like to experiment with forms and geometric shapes but also with organic shapes found in nature.


8.  Do you think that there are any art movements now?
Yes indeed,  we can identify clearly an worldwilde nature conservansy, recycle movement . In my country I got to say  more and more artist from different areas are using their skills to express discontent about social and political issues.
9. What is your favorite color?
Red, purple,  autum colors well,  deep inside I like them all.
10. Do you do all your own work, or do you have people working for you?
Just being myself by now.

11. What kind of toys do you have?
My DRSL camera, tools, silver and stones are my toys now, and the botanic garden and workbench are my playground! :-)
12.  Do you have any habits you’d like to kick?
Mmmmmm…. Let me think… walking barefoot  maybe but it feels so good!, or maybe drinking too much coffee… oh well who Am I trying to fool!?
13. Do you play any games?
I used to play Farmville and Cityville, now I don’t have the time, should  I feel ashamed? :-p 

 14. How old were you when you got your driver’s license and is there a story attached to it?
I Think I was 23, don’t remember,  nothing worth telling but I just drive automatic.
15. How much time do you spend on the computer?

Much more that want sometimes,  between editing photos, updating my pages, Pinterest jajaja No much time left!  I wish I could have more time or spend it more efficiently.

16. Do you watch TV, (if so, what are your favorites?)
I have periods of watching to much (tv series addict) , I used to watch Heroes, Dr. House, Brothers & Sisters, and watching none like now.

17. What do you eat?

A mix of tradicional Dominican dishes and Italian food. I’m a veggie lover.

18. Do you believe in flying saucers

Maybe yes, maybe not, I'm not totally convinced.

19. Do you believe in magic?

I believe int the magic of nature, Life itself is magic.

20. Do you look in the mirror when you get up?

Now that you aswer I realize I don’t  jajaja,  just before going out, that is enough for me.

21. Do you think the world can be saved?

From what? From ourselves? Tough work!

22. Do you think there should be censorship?
Well, it is difficult to answer, I would prefer no, this times are more and more difficult to know what is right and what is wrong, to get the ‘’healthy balance’’.


  1. Love love love all the photos of your work... your drawings and sketches and birds and rings... and respiratory system! Interesting to know you started in interior design.

  2. Hi! What a great interview! So much interesting things to here and see. Nice to meet you :))

  3. Ohlala!!!!! ;-)))
    I was also graduate In Interior design but didn't find job and got to work in Architecture... So happy to learn more about you and see all your sketches tools jewels and pictures and drawings!!!!!!!
    Maybe i will ask you about the wax work!!!??? dream dream dream... lucky you are all working with fire!!

  4. Hello everyone,
    I´m happy to hear more from you too, I was telling Sandra that my answers were bald, But I´m just like that in person, don´t talk too much.

    Glad to help you in anything I can, I´m at your service.

    Happy week!

  5. Wow, Leidi as I was reading the interviewed, i started to remember when you used to go to different classes of craft and arts. it made me realize how artistic you really are. I loved all your answers. i am glad other people can appreaciate your art.
    Love you and keep going.

  6. Oh Ive, you always move me with you kind words, Ive is my sister from the heart. Thanks for you comment.