The Artist Who Erased the Mexican Border … in a Little Black Dress
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Because it’s time to see a female painter document herself. Way past time.
By Melanie Ruiz
Every woman should have a superhero costume. For Ana Teresa Fernández, it’s a little black dress and stilettos. Watch the artist’s vision take her from the Mexico border to a Tulum sinkhole to painting herself black from head to toe, all while wearing that little black dress.
Erasing the Border photos are courtesy of Maria Teresa Fernández and Jill Marie Holslin.
- Melanie Ruiz, Melanie Ruiz is a mathematician turned yoga teacher turned documentarian. She grew up in Denver and survived four winters in Madison, Wisconsin, before moving to San Francisco. She's a big fan of animals, and her favorite stories are profiles and those with a scientific bent. Follow Melanie Ruiz on TwitterContact Melanie Ruiz