The universe of Monique T. Laxer is a fantasia of creation and reminiscent of commedia dell’arte . the narrative thread throughout her work is often based on the fantastic, full of myth an legend . The tales are sometimes sad and sometimes full of sweet mystery. Contemplating her work is conducive to the self creation of one’s own vision of an unreal world and it is akin to being transported through unknown realms accompanied by melancholy mime or a playful Harlequin. Fervent admirer of the surreal paintings of Picasso , the artist has also drawn inspiration from Russian artists as well as a variety of other artists. The creative opus of Monique T. Laxer draws us closer to contemplating the pure naivety and the emotion rich personae that inhabit her wonderland .