November 2-13, 2016
Frida Kahlo is an emblem of courage, artistry, Mexican cultural pride, and political energy. And irrepressible womanhood. Tragically, she was terribly injured in a traffic accident as a child and was almost paralyzed for many years. In her fragile condition, she yearned to be and to have, so much. She longed to be strong, to have a rich and vital life.
In my paintings, I imagine her as mighty. She has the physical power to become a jaguar, to turn into her own garden, to fly. She wears all the fanciful outfits she loved. She wished for a child. I imagine her having a child and their shared tenderness.Jane Murdoch Adams