John Borrero

I am a storyteller. I am self-taught.

I am guided by my love for history, mythology, religion and folklore. My inspiration to create grows from my love of stories, and my love of things that are old and discarded.

I collect antiques: wood, fabrics, feathers, taxidermy, porcelain, artifacts, doll parts and photographs. I gather together these items that have lost their purpose and I work to find their new story. Eventually what began as a collection of artifacts starts to feel like a person with humanity, and emotion, and a story to tell.

I follow these stories in hopes of making art that is elegant and which explores the relationship between depth and humor, darkness and light, humanity and divinity.