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 work shows a little girl with her eyes closed and accompanied by many flowers. All in golden and brown tones.