"Mi name is Marcela Ruiz Barba, I was born in Tlalnepantla, Estado de México, mi friends know me as Tepetonga. Since I was little I was curious about the graphic and plastic arts, I work in advertising as a full time job, but in my other life, I am passioned about engravings, painting, photography, handcrafts, and basically everything that makes me feel satisfied."
"I have had Itinerary exhibitions in: "Wingfield Arts & Music Festival" (Wingfield, Inglaterra), ADOGI Taller Galeria Fort Cadaques (Girona, España)
and, Galeria "L'Etang d' Art" (Bages, Francia) among others."
"I am amazed by the weird, marvelous and unexplainable things that life puts me through."
If you mix the tail of an animal, the ears of another one, plus something that you have imagined, and you add design, textures and lots of color, the result is an Alebrije. The Alebrije is a mexican tradicional handcraft, made with diferent kinds of paper or carved wood. Most of the times the Alebrijes represent an animal created by imagination.
The technique of a paper Alebrije, consist on the modeling of paper maché, coating a structure made of wire.
NECUC means - a warrior in both sides- in the aztec tradition, which inspired this Dunny Alebrije. It has a duality in its nature, mistic, colorful and a charming being.