The figure depicted in Amazona blanca gracefully keeps her balance despite being posed precariously on a moving pony. She is a picture of confidence and courage. María Izquierdo admired the circus since her childhood, producing more than fifty paintings celebrating female circus performers. They functioned as a kind of alter ego for her. Images of strong and independent women such as this one challenged the many representations of male workers and heroes pervading Mexican painting in the decades that followed the Mexican Revolution.