My artistic inspiration has come through experiences in my life and work. I grew up in rural Chile where there was an abundance of picturesque mountains and vineyards, yet a lack of diversion and resources. As a child I was very creative and made my own toys. As a youth, the military dictatorship had imposed a curfew, which kept us close to home. Television was available, and I became obsessed with the creative genius of the special effects, models and creatures in Star Wars. As an adult, I channeled my passions into two work paths: miniature and life-size model making for television and exhibitions; and interior renovations and carpentry.My art captures elements of my experience in a whimsical way.