Delving Into Paper Maché: Mexican Alebrijes

Ever since I was 5 years old, I was mesmerized by the vivid colors and patterns from my Mexican paper maché figurines called “Alibrijes” (pronounced: al-eh-bree-hess). The first alebrije I purchased was when I went to Puebla, it was this little monster that was meshed to look like a frog with a fish head, dragon…

Painting No.9: The Orchid Mantis

This is the last painting so far of my mantis series. I’m just so mesmerized by these types of mantids, their color is absolutely gorgeous! Elegance is in everything they do, the way they pose, the way the rock back and forth when they shuffle away from danger. Don’t let their elegance fool you, they…