"Self Portrait with Monkeys", Mixed media (fabric, acrylics, clay, heavy thread, buttons, embroidery floss, wool, wire, fiberfill), 12 x 7 x 3 in.
Born in 1977 in the village of Tulancingo de Bravo, Hidalgo, Mexico: Margarita Hernández studied painting for four years at the studio of Alejandro Rodriguez Creel, and had her first exposition in 1999 at the Casa de Cultura, Tulancingo de Bravo. Her paintings are based in myth, storytelling and hidden worlds. Visions of people, creatures and places, past, present and future. "Painting is much like traveling into a dream world."
Margarita's passionate force and creative hand creates a body of work, sculptured dolls. The stitched-painted sculptured creations are based in Mexican history and folk lore as told to her when she was a child and what she wishes to pass along to her child. Hernández-Maxson quotes.. " work to create strong and long lasting evidence of motherhood, childhood, fantasy and dream images."