Several years ago,
I had a very bad car accident..
I lived, but my car, my "ruby slipper" didn't..
I still bear the scars from that accident,
some are visible...
perhaps that is why
always interested me..
I identified with her pain...
|Frida Kahlo, was one of the most photographed artists..|
but we are very different in our approach, while she painted her
I prefer to look for beauty and to capture my feelings in collage..
and a more abstract illustration...
She was never shy about putting it all out there...
Recently I started noticing nude images of Frida on
I was shocked, because they were obviously photoshopped...
let's be real,
the woman had over 30 surgeries
the scars from her original accident...
she was impaled by a steel handrail, that entered her hip and exited her side...
no one could really believe these photos were of
|Frida Kahlo painting her body cast after one of her 30 surgeries|
it seemed manipulative,
these perfect, lovely unblemished nude photos...
with Frida's head attached..
|Frida wearing a chin strap after surgery|
this woman who's artistic expression was filtered by her twisted and scarred body..
as more photoshopped photos appear, and more people share them unwittingly on social media..
people will begin to believe
they are real images..
and her reality,
her painful reality
will be changed...
What do you think?
Is it Art?