Sonia Ruiz – Artist style #2
Inspiration: Portrait of botanist Luther Burbank by Frida Kahlo
Fridas favorite theme was “the fertilization of life by death”. In my design I am depicting Frida´s huipil as a tree growing roots connecting to her art, her suffering and her home, Casa Azul. I added her famous crown of flowers and her chunky prehistoric jewelry. The roots are nourished by the sacred heart. Even though Frida is gone, the love and interest of her home, her art, her culture and her life continues to grow throughout the world.
Materials: Hand dyed cotton bed linen, commercial fabrics, photo transfer, raw edge appliqué, 3D skirt, beads, 3D silk flowers, machine embroidery, free motion quilting, acrylic paints, inktense pencils, sharpie, ribbons, lace trim, hand dyed jute rope, hand dyed gauze and tulle.