Created in oil on masonite with the frame painted, the painting is not much larger than eleven by fourteen inches, but it is extremely powerful. I think Frida was very brave and did not flinch from following her artistic vision, even when painting a commission that I think Clare expected to be very different. This painting is only one of many works at the In Wonderland exhibit that I intend to share, but I felt it merited its own post.
I think Frida is very inspiring, so I am sharing this at Inspire Me Monday. Oh, in case you're wondering, that last image is of an altar to Dorothy Hale created by one of her family members in a Louis Vitton suitcase and that tiny little form to the left of it is the author Myra Bairstow.