Sonia Ruiz – Artist style #3
Inspiration: The Two Fridas, 1939 The Two Fridas is a portrait of love, heartbreak and duality after Diego asked for a divorce after 10 years of marriage. I chose to unite both Fridas in my composition. The part of Frida in white represents her European heritage whereas the colorful one is wearing a traditional Tehuana skirt and blouse, representing her Mexican heritage. Her flowing veins connect her to her dual identity, her heritage, her love, her sadness, her loneliness, her suffering to ultimately reconnect with our nurturing mother earth. Materials: hand dyed cotton bed linen, commercial fabrics, photo transfer, journal pages, raw edge appliqués, 3 D skirt, beads, 3 D silk flowers and leaves, acrylic paints, inktense pencils, lace trims, hand dyed jute, hand dyed gauze, indigenous hand dyed Oaxacan yarn, used dryer sheets and red string.
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