“An important aspect of my work is the sense of labor involved in creating it. I am working with construction materials that I have been interested in since childhood. My father was a carpenter. I incorporate these building materials as well as others like shell, tin, gold leaf, paper, photos, and paint. Recycling of materials is another idea taken from my father’s manner of working. The image of the cross is employed in this as well as many of my other constructions. It refers to my Mexican Catholic experience that is both Christian and pagan.” Huerta received her BFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her MFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.