Carmen Lomas Garza’s paintings depict her memories of growing up in a Mexican-American community. As a child, Garza was made to feel ashamed of her heritage, which inspired her to focus her art on her experience growing up Latina. In Camas para Sueños (Beds for Dreams), Garza paints her sister and herself stargazing, while their mother makes a bed below, dreaming of a happy future for her daughters. Garza depicts a family gathering in Empanadas, presenting the scene from a high point of view to emphasize the number of pastries in the family kitchen. She uses bright colors to give the painting an inviting tone.