Santiago Flor Caravia
Hello, my name is Santiago. I was raised in Ecuador, but I have lived in the US for around 10 years, and in Japan for 20 years. Therefore, my countries and my cultural backgrounds are now many, and I have been enriched by all of them in so many different ways. My personal artwork embodies the beautiful nature of Ecuador, the impetuosity of Spain, the practical ways of America, and the Japanese sense of beauty.
Near my hometown in Ecuador there is a small village called San Antonio where absolutely everybody is dedicated to crafting. Even today they produce all sorts of wooden arts and crafts for all seasons.
Throughout my life I have been creative. The first time I made something special was a portrait of my roommate's mother. We were away at college, and he was missing her a lot. To this day that portrait hangs on the wall in his mother's home.
I believe one of the most fulfilling moments in life is when you can share artistic values and ideas with others. It makes people happy and it makes you grow along with them.