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 message that I keep receiving from Santa Frida while I worked: Sit deeper and more comfortably into all that you already are. It’s your greatest gift to share with the world.
We all share this appreciation for a woman who lived decades before we saw the light of day but yet, we can’t get her out of our minds eye or immediate sight. And why is that? She is simply the best example of a woman being was herself, everywhere she went. Despite her physical pain, despite her heart hurt, despite all her perceived limitations. Frida Kahlo lived a life fuller than most able-bodied people will ever get the chance to – and that was a choice. To live life fully and authentically – that’s the Frida Kahlo way.
To recap and revisit the four installments and aspects explored through the Frida: Digging Deeper series, I’ve laid out all the images in one stream for your Frida loving consumption. I hope this project lives on to spark conversation and bring people the warmth and self-assurance that it has given me.
Frida Kahlo: In Love
Examining the relationship between Frida & Diego, along with the relationship that she shared with herself. To read the essay, click here.
Frida Kahlo: In Magic
Exploring how cultural pride influenced the spirituality of the Mexican painter and where that is evident in her work. To read the essay, click here.
Frida Kahlo: In Influence
Taking a look at the impact that Frida Kahlo has had on popular culture in recent years, there is a correlation to images and representation of what millennial women have needed to see in figures like Kahlo. To read the essay, click here.
Frida Kahlo: In Expression
Personal adornment with flowers, heavy jewelry, pronounced facial hair & traditional Mexican clothing is another layer of the persona and work that is Frida Kahlo. To read the essay, click here.