In the realm of Mexican colonial art, there exists a peculiar pictorial phenomenon known as “La Muerte Niña” or “The Child Death.” This curiosity often takes the form of
representations of recently deceased children, sometimes as ex-votos and other times as portraits, both in painting and photography, just before they are laid to rest.
This phenomenon is mentioned because it is an essential part of the work of Gabo Mendoza.
This art work shows a little girl reading a book. In the background there is a white color with half sentences. It gives the impression of being what the girl is reading.