Artist Statement

My work steps away from the sensory overload of everyday technological inundation and moves toward an immersion in the meditative qualities of simple color, texture, line, and form. With an awareness of the speed at which things are changing around us, I find it of utmost importance to embrace the future while learning and evolving, yet always maintain a connection and reverence for the past and what it has provided. The precision of the process and the treatment of the materials used in my work reflect the importance placed on the craftsmanship of traditional handmade objects and the incorporation of personal stories and themes through visual abstraction. This influence comes from exposure to elements of my Peruvian heritage and has further developed through my experiences in Estonia with its rich culture, history, and prominence of native crafts. The materials, shapes, and overall compositions of my work are inherently embedded with contemporary influence, yet echo aesthetics of the past. My main body of work consists of carved and painted abstract, wooden sculptures that collectively form a cohesive installation and provide an immersive experience. While in Estonia, I explored similar themes of meditative abstraction using more delicate practices and materials—involving thread, paper, and paint—reflecting local tradition and offering a balance to some of my past concepts and processes.   - KP

  Untitled , From the  Estonia: Common Threads  series, Digital photograph, 2017.

Untitled, From the Estonia: Common Threads series, Digital photograph, 2017.