We live in a very technological world but I believe in the importance of creating bridges with artisanship as well. The same way I don’t feel the need to choose between one and the other, I want to have them both in my body of work. We can’t live of technology alone and the crafts can provide excellent survival skills (such as sewing a net to fish, for instance), which will save us in the future. And we need to continue to express ourselves through our bodies and our hands, which is an important part of being alive as well. Crafts provide empowerment, by allowing us to both use our hands and express ourselves. I find it very interesting to see the same techniques used in different parts of the world, according to different culture and history; making us part of something, connecting us with who we are and where we come from. It’s important to keep in mind that we are the only species with the ability to represent ourselves to the next generations. We do that through our arts and crafts, projecting ourselves into the future.