I always believed that being chosen artist of the year by the Latin Grammy Awards would be one of the most important achievements I would have in my career as artists but, but today after a few years I am fulfilling one of the most important dreams I had since I was a child, installing one of the largest sculptures in Miami, without a doubt one of the most important goals of my career as an artist.
I went to live in the United States six years ago to become one of the most important sculptors in the world and today I am sharing the streets and avenues with Botero, Jeff Koons and Joan Plensa.
My work is installed in the Design District neighborhood known for its important stores, a neighborhood that shows the avant-garde of the world of art, fashion and design. Precisely at 3900 Biscayne blvd. Street that travels daily about a million people.
The sculpture entitled “Flamingo Girl” is approximately 15 feet tall (4.60 meters) it is made entirely of bronze and is part of my Gold Black collection, a collection that emerged after my arrival in the city of Miami, in fact it was the first work that he performs the first year in the city, is a very significant work for me.
It is a work that speaks of change, of daring to leave the comfort zone, to jump into the pool in search of happiness, to have fun, to enjoy life, all with a bit of irony and humor. It represents the joy of that city of Miami, the contrasts of colors, cultures and nature through the search for a perfect balance, shape, color, movement. It is a fresh work framed in a figurative style, full of sensuality, harmony, elegance and always with a touch of humor and irony as the common denominator of all my works.
It is a work that evokes water, I am a Pisces and water attracts me in a surprising way, without a doubt it is my element, an essential part of my life and as an artist, water is present in all my works, its immensity captivates me, its movement and color attract me… I try to be with her, whether living near the beach, surfing or just letting myself be hypnotized by the movement of each one of her waves. This work is a tribute to women and water.
“Flamingo Girl” along with “The Voyager” recently installed at Collins Ave/Lincoln Road. It is part of a series of large-scale works that will be installed soon in the most important streets and buildings of the city of Miami and Los Angeles CA soon.