Work in progress
How many times did I see
The lamp’s glow trembling over glass!
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
The studio’s most recent work [currently in the “enjoyment and experimentation” stage] grew out of, firstly, the desire to give shape to my research in the Colombian city of Pasto (Nariño) and in the jungles of Putumayo focused on possible applications of the ancestral mopa-mopa technique (recently declared part of Colombia’s intangible heritage) to unconventional surfaces using contemporary designs; and, secondly, a glass-blowing workshop I attended that gave rise to subtle forms suggesting wind, air, and heat. The first pieces in this collection, therefore, combine blown glass and mopa-mopa.