Liz Hernández is a Mexican artist based in Oakland, California. Her art practice is deeply influenced by her memories and surroundings of Mexico City where she grew up.
The Mercado bag draws inspiration from the Tianguis, the pop up markets that fill the streets of Mexico City with their pink tents and striking handmade signs. The bag features Liz’s interpretation of these signs, communicating food's relationship to subjects like family and home. This print includes the messages: "To eat a mango and feel at home", "Food is a language and the recipes that are not cooked often are forgotten", or "When my grandma cooks, she cooks with her memories".