I was born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1970. My mother is Chilean and my father is Austrian. My Chilean mother always spoke Spanish to me, and my Austrian father in German. From age 2 to 16, I lived in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. In 1986 my family moved to Quito, Ecuador followed by a 1997 immigration to Indianapolis, Indiana.
I live in a fixer upper north of the Indiana State Fairgrounds that my husband and I bought in 2008. I put all of myself, such as my life, family, travel experiences and my multicultural background into the art that I create.
I focus on using discarded materials or whatever is around me for no use. I upcycle not just out of environmental reasons, but also economic reasons and availability.