Artist Statement

My recent works have been influenced by a two month return trip to Mexico. I find myself motivated by rich traditions, variety of cultures, religions, landscapes, textures, and the spiritual and political energy of the country. In my work I incorporated as many native materials as possible. One of my favorite is Amate bark paper. The Otomi Indians have been making this handmade paper for centuries. When using this paper, I choose to work only with the available colors.

These collages have been created mainly of Amate paper and other materials I collected in Mexico. The textures, colors and uniqueness have always been of interest to me. Some of the natural colored bark papers have religious significance.

Through my art, I hope to convey some of the personal and visual experiences I have encountered during travels throughout Mexico and the American Southwest.

© 2021 Robert Huebel