Glorious Frida here getting ready for another one of our Annual Frida Birthday Celebrations. This year we will be back at Burton Barr Library in downtown Phoenix! Click on the link for information on submitting your artwork http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Locations/BurtonBarr/Pages/Call-for-Artists-El-Amor-de-Frida.aspx
Today I am working on new jewelry and gathering some inspiration for new work to create. I would like to share with you a write up description of one of my mixed media pieces from last year and leave you this question…Where do you find your inspiration?
parents brought me and my siblings to the United States when I was eight years
old. I used the monarch butterfly wings to be a symbol of migration. The wire
represents the border and obstacles. In the background the serapes (Mexican
shawls) represent my birth place. In addition to the serapes in the background
I placed a bit of the sky to be representative of freedom. I embroidered my
dress with a beaded flower design and adorned my hair with handmade polymer