In the mid 70's, while a student at the art institute, Bellas Artes, in my native Colombia, one of my classes was, "An Introduction to Sculpture." It was a class that I enjoyed immensely. Since my studies were centered around my specialty, oil painting, I was advised by a professor to drop my sculpture studies so that I could focus on and master the art of painting. Years went by and in the early 90's, I was offered an opportunity to learn the lost wax process. For nearly three years, I studied the lost wax techniques in earnest. Today, with the exception of the actual casting (which is performed at a foundry) the lost wax process is used to generate the majority of the art created in my atelier. Most of my sculptures depict people and their relationships with each other.