Photo: Bandon Tobias ©2012 In love with lighting since 1976 Photo: Duilio Passariello ©2016
 I discovered lighting in my university, a UNESCO heritage site in Caracas, Venezuela where the architecture, landscape, and urban planning of C.R. Villanueva was solid ground to an understanding of the role of education, public art, and civic spaces in the creation of healthy societies. Within that context, a combination of scientific and artistic interests took shape in my mind, and while investigating the diffracting pattern of a butterfly wing under a scanning microscope, I fell in love with lighting. I was 20. My unique path has given me a particular idea of what a lighting designer should be, an enlightened engineer, a visual artist and a knowledgeable contributor to planning, architecture, landscape, interiors, and energy management in the era of climate change. I have learned from painting, films, opera, theatre, sculpture, photography, dance and from fashion. Lighting encompasses it all, and so in my work, space is an open canvas. What I design is an idea based on experience and a well-trained eye that is capable of seeing visual opportunities, understand visual tasks and engage in innovation. I’m glad to present a portfolio with the highlights of my work for the past twenty years. My approach to designing is rooted in a five stages process; understanding the request, defining the problem, brainstorming the ideas, exploring the alternatives and selecting a plan for documentation, evaluation, and eventually, implementation. My method for designing lighting encompasses poetic and budget issues. Lighting is both, a source of emotions and solutions to everyday situations.
 I discovered lighting in my university, a UNESCO heritage site in Caracas, Venezuela where the architecture, landscape, and urban planning of C.R. Villanueva was solid ground to an understanding of the role of education, public art, and civic spaces in the creation of healthy societies. Within that context, a combination of scientific and artistic interests took shape in my mind, and while investigating the diffracting pattern of a butterfly wing under a scanning microscope, I fell in love with lighting. I was 20. My unique path has given me a particular idea of what a lighting designer should be, an enlightened engineer, a visual artist and a knowledgeable contributor to planning, architecture, landscape, interiors, and energy management in the era of climate change. I have learned from painting, films, opera, theatre, sculpture, photography, dance and from fashion. Lighting encompasses it all, and so in my work, space is an open canvas. What I design is an idea based on experience and a well-trained eye that is capable of seeing visual opportunities, understand visual tasks and engage in innovation. I’m glad to present a portfolio with the highlights of my work for the past twenty years. My approach to designing is rooted in a five stages process; understanding the request, defining the problem, brainstorming the ideas, exploring the alternatives and selecting a plan for documentation, evaluation, and eventually, implementation. My method for designing lighting encompasses poetic and budget issues. Lighting is both, a source of emotions and solutions to everyday situations.