If I had to pick one woman of all time who has significantly influenced my life, I would have to say hands-down that the woman would most definitely be the rebellious Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I've admired everything about her since the first moment that I ever learned about her many years ago. I'm in the process of typing up a blog post about Frida for those who don't know of her, or who know little about her. Frida Kahlo is significant to me in so many ways-it's about much more to me than just her art. To me she represents the independently unconventional woman-a survivor of polio and a debilitating accident, infidelity, sexual liberation, radical politics, and much, much more. From the moment that I laid eyes on her art, her masculine femininity, and learned about her deliciously scandalous open marriage to Diego Rivera she's been one of my life-long obsessions. If you love strong, feisty, unconventional women, then you are going to fall in love with Frida Kahlo!
While I am working on the post, check out this video of some of her art:
Don't you just love the song that is playing in the video? It's performed by Lila Downs, another bad ass folk singer who I plan on blogging about later because she's got an amazing story herself. You can buy the song for a minimal cost off of Amazon.
You can also check out some of her pictures and some quotes by Frida or other people about Frida here:
More to come....