A Phoenix Frida-La Vero
A Phoenix Frida, Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli
In recognizing that Frida Kahlo was the ultimate selfie The Phoenix Fridas were inspired to create self-portraits for our 2014 exhibit ‘Expressively Frida’. I, La Vero, painted a self-portrait taking a selfie with one of my paintings, ‘Frida Muerta’, as the phone cover. I transferred elements of that painting onto myself.
Working on a self-portait is an interesting process of physical self examination, but also, a search of the mind and heart. Maybe it’s all that time actually looking my own reflection and realizing how much time in my own life has passed, what I’ve accomplished, failed at, and have yet to do …and not knowing how much of my life is actually left. I can only imagine Frida’s thoughts as she painted!
I’m inspired daily and I hope to inspire. I find fortune and blessing in what I have today and the things that I hope for. Life is good, Viva la Vida!