Amate is a form of paper that has been manufactured in Mexico since the pre-Hispanic times. Amate paper was extensively produced and used for both communication, records and ritual during the Aztec Empire; however, after the Spanish conquest, its production was mostly banned and replaced by European paper. Artist Aurora Mancilla Heuple will give a presentation on how she incorporates the prehistoric material into her works. Mancilla Heuple was born and raised in Mexico City where she studied architecture and education. She works in various media such as oil, acrylic, Ink, pastel, clay and polymer clay and has been inspired by Aztec and Maya mythology, philosophy, ancient astronomy, as well as memories created by the many ancient Native peoples of the Americas. Her work can be found in numerous private art collections in USA, France, England, Italy, Japan, Spain and Mexico. Aurora paints many of her works on amate paper.