Artist Was born and raised in El Paso, Texas She had researched the Ciudad Juarez murders for 3 years collecting information on the violence in Mexico and Latin America against woman, feminicide, and the border and immigrant issues. Which had later provoked her interest of the murders in Juarez
She then started to think about all the information she had accumulated and asked herself. How can I find a way that I could memorialize these woman? She wanted these woman that were considered “disposable” to become immortalized. Worth more than how they were treated
She designed the paintings to make the woman that died in Juarez characterize their actual worth “with delicate, precise portraits surrounded by gold leaf, a rich a luxurious backdrop”(paragraph 18, line 1-2) Within the painting was a picture of the women named Susana Chavez Castillo who was a poet that was later found strangled with one hand cut off.
Diana Kahlo says “I can’t imagine stopping right now. I’m not sure now, but ill do as many as I can.” ( 2nd page, last paragraph) I personally feel that Kahlo is a woman leader and inspiration because she recognizes these woman.
She is a voice that has spoken up and is publicizing the issues that are happening in Juarez I and wants us and everyone else to speak up and fight against Feminicide. I feel she is a good representation on the decolonial space how she creates these beautiful pieces of art and later was recognized by the Tuska Center for Contemporary Art at the University of Kentucky on Oct.10.