My family has always been a great inspiration in my work.

My Mother grew up with her eccentric family in the countryside of Andalucia where she used to have all kinds of animals. Don Eugenio was a monkey that was always at her side. One day, he was electrified while using telephone poles as trees. They had to perform emergency surgery amputating his leg at the house. Since the 60s in Andalucia didn't offer much in terms of monkey prosthetics, Don Eugenio's leg was replaced by none other than a cigar tube.

And so the slightly-ridiculous, otherworldly image of a monkey with a cigar tube-leg is the inspiration behind Peg Leg Monkey.