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Jamie Diaz is a Mexican-American trans woman and artist currently incarcerated in a men’s prison in Texas. Born in the Midwest in the late 1950s, Jamie started drawing and painting at the age of 15. She works primarily in watercolor though her medium of choice is oil paint. Jamie creates primarily from her imagination and describes experiencing new ideas like an endless stream of imagery in her mind.

Though the subject matter varies widely, Jamie’s work shares a recognizable unique style. Motifs woven throughout represent themes such as love, queerness, and human suffering. Each piece holds many of the complexities and emotions present in both the queer experience and human condition: good and evil, pleasure and pain, pride and persecution.

Jamie Diaz, Our Flaming Queer Hearts Will Not Be Denied