Frida Kahlo: Digging Deeper – A Recap

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My summer has been filled to the brim with love and creative output. All inspired by the life and work of Frida Kahlo. This project has allowed me to understand myself more deeply than I ever have. And you would think that examining someone else’s life is not about introspection. But it has been. The Read More…

Frida: In Expression

Frida in Frame || Frida Digging Deeper - Self Portrait Series by Lala Lopez

One of the most recognizable aspects of Frida Kahlo that has catapulted the once unknown Mexican painter into one of the most unmistakable cultural zeitgeists has been the way in which Frida adorned herself. The traditional dresses of Tehuantepec, the ornamentation of heavy jewelry that was said to audibly cling & clang when she entered Read More…

Frida: In Influence

Frida: Digging Deeper - A Portrait Series by Lala Lopez

Taking a look at Fridamania, the social media and millenial obsession with Frida Kahlo – I am torn in two. On the one hand, I am thrilled that a brown woman who was a champion for her culture, working in the early part of the twentieth century and fearless in her identity has the visibility Read More…

Frida: In Magic

Frida in Magic || Frida: Digging Deeper - A Portrait Series by Lala Lopez

As we dig deeper into the inner workings of Frida Kahlo’s mind and life – I can’t help but wonder about the underpinnings of her work that speak to Frida as a spiritualist. While coming out of the shadow of being “Diego Rivera’s Wife” and into the path of Frida as artist – the surrealist Read More…

Frida: In Love

Back to Work, I will try not to dwell on you || Frida: Digging Deeper - A Photo Series by Lala Lopez

When I began working on this project, I thought to myself what are the biggest aspects of Frida Kahlo’s life. It was love. There is no story of Kahlo without talking about her tumultuous marriage to famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. And there was no denying the love that she had for herself. Yet, in Read More…

Frida: Digging Deeper – A Photo Series

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I’m not exactly sure when my life began to be influenced by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo – my when it did, my perspective transformed from grey and began flourishing into vivid color. I became fascinated with her work, her duality, her strength, her darkness, her passion and her life – living it so fully that Read More…

6 Ways to Break Out of a Funk Today

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 We’ve all been there – things are going great in your life and then boom! We get into this funk that we just can’t shake. It can last a day, a week or much longer. But the truth of the matter is that we want it gone and gone quick. We’ve gotta break out of Read More…

Surrender to Change

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I’m finding more & more that when life is showing me a new path, a new way – it can be hard for me to adjust to what is shifting in my world. But when I take a bird’s eye view look at it, it’s really all good stuff. Change means more opportunity to grow and Read More…