Born in Cali, Columbia and encouraged by her architect father and artistic grandmother Didi’s childhood was creative and she went on to study fine art at the Pratt Institute in New York. While in her first year there she discovered the ceramics studio and her love for this medium. Didi’s beautifully detailed work draws our attention to an everyday object that may be both functional and fashionable. Through her sculptures she encourages people to reflect on why we assign so much of our identity to our footwear and see the beauty of everyday objects even when removed from their wearability. Drawing on online and pop culture Didi’s art highlights a conversation around consumerism, status and individuality in the modern world. Didi
speaks about how she was inspired to started making her signature ceramic shoes, her perspective and identity as a twin and what she has learned from working with clay has taught her.