Liset's fascination with toilet paper as a material began during her childhood in Cuba. Toilet paper was a scarce or nonexistent commodity. Newspaper strips softened with water often did the trick in the restroom. In fact, a common running joke was that Communism and their big "Literacy Campaigns" into rural areas aimed to make every part of your body literate!
With scarcity of almost everything, and specially art supply, Cubans became very toilet paper inventive and if ever it was available, it was treasured and treated as an exclusive art material.
With this type of thinking, Liset, as many Cubans, developed a sensibility to see great potential in not only toilet paper but other materials as well. This vision of materials earned her the tittle of "the lady who never uses what things are intended for" at the hardware store.