At the Burton Barr Library in Central Phoenix, I will have a new oil painting on display for the ” Expressively Frida” Exhibition.
The Exhibition will be up from July 5th 2014 to August 3rd.
Frida was for the most part, a self portraitist who documented the sad times in her life. Many of her paintings were narratives. “The Frame” however, is joyous. Every color has a meaning, the birds and flowers all have meanings. According to Frida, it’s good to be a weird young woman.
Here are the meanings of some of the colors in “The Frame.” Here is my interpretation of Frida’s color as listed on www.fridakahlofans.com
Magenta – Aztec. Old TLAPALI blood of prickly pear, the brightest and oldest
Cobalt Blue – electricity & purity love
Red – blood, color of life?
Leaf Green – leaves, sadness, science, and symbol for Germany
Yellow – Part of the sun and of joy
Dark Blue- tenderness or distance
See you at Burton Barr Library!~Rachel
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”~Frida Kahlo