Aurora Series: "Frida Florida" feat. Lupita S.

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Aurora Series: "Frida Florida" feat. Lupita S.

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Title: Frida Florida

Artist: Desiree Feldman

Created: Brazil 2014

Location: Not on Display


“Today I woke Frida, with all the drama that allows me that phrase.” -Desiree Feldmann. The meaning of this art piece was nearly impossible to find, I was only able to find that simple phrase by Desiree. However, it aids in deciphering what the purpose of the painting could have possibly been. Frida Kahlo, a well-known Mexican artist who painted numerous self-portraits, but she painted her soul rather than her literal image. Frida was known to have a strong personality and is still considered to be one of Mexico’s greatest artists to this day. She was born in 1907 and unfortunately lived a tragic life which led people to believe that was the purpose of all her paintings being straight-faced. She survived polio at the age of 9, but when she was 18, she went through a tragic bus crash that left her in a full body cast for several months. She had several broken bones all over her body with a lasting pain in her hips and foot leading her to infertility. Because most of her life was spent in pain, both physically and emotionally, painting had become her outlet. She went on to marry Diego Rivera, another very well-known Mexican artist, but he would soon inflict more pain onto her because of his infidelity. As some say, “the eyes are the window to the soul,” and the artist Desiree decided to add her own personal touch to Frida by covering her eyes with flowers. Desiree, a freelance artist from Brazil, is consistent in her choice to include flowers in all of her paintings. While hiding the pain that may have been visible in Frida’s eyes, she brought life and color and made it her own with the flowers.

Aurora showcases the never-ending, always-changing power of art and its ability to influence generations across time. The portraits in Aurora, by local photographers Ike and Tash, feature 19 young people from all over the South Sound. These portraits highlight youth as the subjects of remixed and reimagined versions of well-known works of art. The show empowers youth to see themselves in new ways and inspires young people to connect with works of art from other times and places.

Awakening. Genesis. Creation.

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