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alas rotas: self as frida kahlo

Through the use of self portrait photography, I recreated photographs and paintings of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. I also created my own interpretational photographs based on real events. Frida Kahlo endured so much physical and emotional pain throughout her life including a severe bus accident that left her with many injuries, diseases such as polio, a cheating husband and a rocky relationship. She expressed herself and her pain through painting. I chose to put myself in the perspective of Frida Kahlo out of admiration and curiosity. I connect with her in the way that I also express myself and my afflictions through art. I find her ability to express her culture, life, womanhood, and emotions incredibly inspiring. I admire her strength and perseverance and wanted to further understand her as an artist and person.

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