Sonia Ruiz – Artist style #6
In the style of Frida Kahlo’s #6
Inspiration: Day of the Dead and the image of “Girl with Death Mask, 1938” (Niña con máscara de calavera, 1938)
I wanted to design my last quilt in this series as I began, using the same bed linen and materials as the other quilts. Since it was November when I began this quilt I decided to create a Day of the Dead scene with Frida Kahlo finding her way back home following the marigold flowers to her Casa Azul. She is free of pain and agony and rid of her special red boot and painful corsets she had to wear. Frida is surrounded with butterflies, which is symbolic of rebirth, strength, endurance, spirituality, transformation and evolution. The roots are connecting to her home and her love of family.
Materials: hand dyed cotton bed linen, commercial fabrics, hand dyed gauze for the mountains, a used dryer sheet for the sun and moon, one painted and one natural. 3D flowers, machine embroidery, free motion quilting, confetti technique, tulle, raw appliqué, photo transfer technique, french knots, crystal earring, yute twine for roots.