Untitled (P0791) by Maria Radilla. Mixed media on stretched canvas, 2016. 30 x 30". Marilla Radilla says, "I started creating art at NIAD in 2005, and since being here I've learned how to make dolls and embroider quilts in my own style. I'm inspired by my childhood in Mexico, fashion, food, flowers, and traditions where we give and receive gifts. These are the things that I really love. When I make artwork with fabrics, I think about my experiences: growing up, I had dolls and played with them in fields of flowers by my home. I love flowers that are red or yellow or white. I also look at a lot of books, especially a big book of colorful birds and a catalogue filled with pictures of beautiful old dolls. I go through the images and pick a different doll to embroider onto a quilt or make into my own doll. I've also made dolls based on figures in paintings, like the people in Goya's paintings of the Spanish courts."