From the Artist:
My print "Indigena" is based on an ancient pre-Columbian design from Mexico. It was originally created on clay. I have always been drawn to and fascinated with Mexican-Indian designs that were a part of everyday life-from the functional to spiritual. They could be found on everything from a spoon to a temple. Their beauty of line, form, and ability to abstractly capture feelings, emotions, and ideas visually is truly an inspiration for me. By re-creating & re interpreting this image, I feel a relationship with the original artist and that I am keeping their idea alive in another time & space. It is my way of honoring, sharing and keeping their idea alive in another time and spaces it is my way of honoring sharing and keeping alive my cultural heritage locked and loaded.
San Francisco-based Chicana visual artist Ester Hernandez was born in California’s San Joaquin Valley. She earned a BA from the University of California.
Hernandez has had numerous national and international solo and group shows at ins...