“The Artist,” —My Apron
Every artist wants to have one at home, workshop, or school. Always handy: it must hang on a hook on the wall in an easily accessible place. He sometimes assumes our personality, and occasionally it becomes like another crazy little painting, as we do brushstrokes on the canvas, and then we stroke and clean the brush on him, my delantal - my apron.
Since 1999, when I started painting, the apron has been there with me. I don't have one only, I have many, in different colors, styles, with lots of stories of places, studios, and art friends that have been around me over the years. There's one apron, in particular, that has a significant sentimental value, and it's not one that we see here. It’s my mom’s apron; he’s like a little bit of mom with me, like when we were together in Colombia. I think that's why I wasn't able to interpret it. Maybe one day I will paint it or perhaps not.
In my study between my art and me, "The Artist," —my apron was an inseparable companion and constant source of inspiration during these last two months with this series that I enjoyed working very much while learning about its history