Thursday, December 8, 2011

Google Honors Diego Rivera's 125 Birthday

Notice Frida (or are there two Frida's?) in the lower right corner.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ghetto Frida

Check Rio Yanez's fantastic Ghetto Frida artwork and his Ghetto Frida Mural film.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Felted Frida Portrait



I created this felted portrait of Frida which will be in The Many Faces of Frida exhibition in Oakland, CA, July 13-August 28, 2009 hosted at teh STate of California Office Building, 1515 Clay Street.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Summer in the City

It may only be April 21 but it is summer in San Francisco. Hot and a bit humid. I was in a meeting this morning and someone made an interesting observation about San Franciscans - they stop functioning in the heat. We're only having 80s and 90s, mild compared to Houston, but the entire city slows down to a crawl and people call in sick to work - not just to hang out at the park.

I, however, am at school preparing my Statistics final paper.

Intimate Portraits of the Immortal


Lincart Gallery located at 1632 C Market Street in San Francisco has a fantastic photo exhibition

of Frida images. I stopped in quickly today to get a look between my various meetings. Holding out for a more extensive visit with my friend Rachel-Anne. This image is the front window of the gallery. The space is fantastic and hidden away behind Zuni Cafe. Show runs April 18 - May 23, 2009.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Frida's Bed: A Novel


I recently read this novel about Frida Kahlo and very much enjoyed Slavenka Drakulic's interpretation of Frida's inner-most thoughts about her family and love relationships. A quick and interesting read.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rachel's Frida Dress


Yesterday was the closing day of San Jose Museum of Art's Frida Kahlo exhibition. Unfortunately it was not well advertised as the central piece was by artist Rachel-Anne Palacios.
She re-created a larger-than-life version of the self-portrait Frida made for Trotsky. Exhibition attendees were then invited to create butterflies with messages for Frida or anyone they wanted to remember. These were pinned to the curtains, creating a cloud of beautiful colors. There are so many that each day the staff removed the old butterflies to make room for new ones. Rachel is going to save some and hopefully take them to Museo Frida Kahlo. The rest will be burned in a ceremony to commemorate Frida.