Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Frida with Flower


The theme at the Three Muses this week is "Inspirational People", and for me one inspirational person is Frida Kahlo. Her inspiration is more than her art; she created many beautiful works but some were disturbing and dark- but all were honest and from her life experiences. I love the fact that she created art from objects around her- sometimes only at arm's length while bed -ridden (resulting in alot of self portraits). I enjoy that although a consistant theme of her art was based in pain - she always used flowers, birds, and animals to bring life and hope to her work. She was a strong and bold female artist who stood amongst all of the predominantly male artists of her time and she never held back with her work despite strong criticism - truly an artistic warrior! This is a digital collage that I made using a rubber stamped image of Frida (Lost Coast designs) on fabric with mexican trim. I added diary text and a white flower photo from my yard .

21 comments:

  1. This tribute with your lovely, heart-felt words and your magnificent collage, is outstanding! I'm in awe! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  2. Wow! What a loving tribute to Frida Kahlo, in both words and picture. She was brutally honest in depicting her own images but you have given her a softness which she deserves in your own beautiful artwork. I love the touch of the flower from your own garden. Take a bow!

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  3. A beautiful tribute to an outstanding artist...loved reading more about her. Excellent!

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  4. A beautiful and creative treatment of a wonderful artist and person.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your process in creating this lovely tribute to Frida. The end result is a truly beautiful piece. Thanks for joining in the challenge.

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  6. This is stunning! I think so many artists have inspired other artists..she is wonderful in your card!

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  7. What fantastic effects you have created for a fantastic artist!
    Ali xx

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  8. Wonderful artwork, Lori! I love your strong design and colours. And your text about Frida is very inspiring, too.

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  9. Lori she is an inspiration indeed and what brilliant effects you have created for her. Kudos my friend.

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  10. Magnificent art, Lori, love the dramatic way you have presented Frida - matched her life in a way!

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  11. I love your blog so much tallent and beautiful work I am in total awe........

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  12. A fantastic artwork for a great artist, Lori.
    Bravo !!!!

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  13. OH! My dear Frida once more!!! Great image!!!

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  14. oh wow Lori!!! this is fantastic!!! your tribute to Frida is wonderful!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  15. Lori, that's a beautiful and compassionate portrayal of a Pioneer artist. Frida was a wonderful role model and you have created a super tribute to her. =)

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  16. I'm with you Lori = Frida is a total inspiration.
    I'm inspired by what you've created, amazing colors and design BIG WOW!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my Mr Magpie arch ;)

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  17. Great interpretation! I love your Frida!

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  18. Lori, this is quite beautiful! The palette of colors,texture and compostion you used are very effective in portraying the pain and suffering Frida endured. Great Work!!

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  19. What a beautiful and wonderful tribute to a great artist!! Love it!!!

    Linda

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