This is a picture of the artist Frida Kahlo, who at the age of 18 had her life completely changed, due to an accident. She had been intending to attend University and become a doctor. The accident changed all that, she was hospitalized for some time, over her short life, she possibly underwent some 30 surgeries. Her life and her art can easily be found by sourcing google.
In this picture with the use of a mirror she is painting on her body cast. She had a life full of drama and adventures her name was linked with many public figures. Always she painted for herself, she is quoted as saying “I paint self portraits because I am so often alone… because I am the subject I know best”
Another of her statements ” I am not sick, I am broken, but I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint”
When I read about her, and saw her work, I could see the pain in her work, she was known to work slowly, patiently and she expressed her pain, emotional and physical, through her works. Born in Mexico, it was where she wanted to be, and that is where she died. She created some 200 paintings,drawings and sketches all related to her personal experiences in life. When reading about her life, we see adjectives/words, like turbulent, painful, colourful. I saw determination and need to express….
This is by another artist that has made history with his work. Rodin. This is the marvelous piece called “L’Eternelle Idole” I implore you if you want to read more about this piece to visit, The Alchemist’s Pillow The words written to describe this sculpture brought it to life even more, then by just looking at it and taking in it’s every nuance.
Everyone is an artist, only our way of expressing what we see, feel and think, is different. Unique to each one of us.
In PL we say, everyday is a new beginning. PL Precept #18 Each Moment is a Turning Point.
Bronze, Musee Rodin Paris –
have a happy meaningful day, express yourself in a positive way. Love is everywhere especially in and around YOU!
Namaste – Oyashikiri