DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo 1992-2021
Her future was shining bright and full of endless projects, possibilities, and success. Such a smart, hard-working, talented, creative soul, and most of all humble. She was always open and easy to talk to and brainstorm with.
Heart broken but yet feel so honored and blessed to have been in her life, even in a small way. She left this world unexpectedly and way too soon. Her passing leaves a void, that won’t be easily filled. But her art & her legacy; what she created and what she stood for, have made me and this world a better place. Such an extremely talented and driven individual who cared deeply about her people, environmental preservation, & her art.
I send my love, gratitude, & condolences to her family, her friends, Taos Pueblo, her collector’s, and everyone else that cared about her & was inspired by her. I will remember and never forget DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo and do my best to champion her legacy with the upmost admiration respect and love. She will me missed.
Heartbroken after finding out about the passing of DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo. She was an incredible artist and a standout student of mine. It is a darker day for all of us and everyone at IAIA is feeling her loss. After reading an interview tonight I came across this quote of hers that I wanted to share: “Right now, I’m trying to focus on the art – finding a voice that means a lot to me, making sure that it inspires other indigenous women,” she says. “I want to be that voice that pushes each woman to find something they are passionate about and pursue it. A lot of us have to make ends meet, and it gets difficult. We can lose our way. But if the passion remains in us, we can push through and do what we love.”And inspire you did, DeAnna.