Hi, Monique here!
My shadow box, Column Me, (see above) for the Expressively Frida 2014 show was inspired by Frida’s piece entitled Broken Column. The pain she felt as her vertebrae wore away is shown in the spinal column I constructed out of polymer clay. I chose to also use a bust verses the brace and painted it like a sunset along with an anatomically correct heart made of gold. The outside of the box represents her home, La Casa Azul, which she housed her as a child and as an adult. Her creativity in good times and bad came to fruition within these walls.