Marie Najera uses icons and images with multiple meanings which she layers together to create a sense of order and chaos. 

Within the heavily textured paintings, the viewer has a glimpses of objects, words and numbers that have been inspired by people and cultures. Some paintings are created over a span of months while others begin one and are completed the next. Najera's paintings are often collages of varied materials that included texture, color, wood, metal, and encaustic.