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Frida's Dressing Gown

Marjorie Farrell's avatar Marjorie Farrell

The life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1910—1954) is rich and complex, the story of a woman living life as she wished, overcoming difficulties. Reading Frida's story, I long to give her a place to rest. Making an elegant dressing gown for her allows me to tell her story through symbols, while creating a place of refuge. Vintage silk kimono Vintage buttons, laces, crochet trims Paint Found Objects, Milagros Leather Other works: wall hangings depicting Frida: Frida in Her Garden ( four panels, ArtPrize Grand Rapids in 2014), 5 x 7 " miniatures of Frida in her artistic life: quarreling with her muse, hiding from her muse, finding inspiration in her life, 5 x 7" miniatures of Frida in other artists' gardens, painting in their styles. I have a BA in art history, worked in galleries and museums around the USA. I am retired, spending hours in my studio creating mixed media art, entertaining any muse who will stop by to whisper in my ear.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Fiber
  • Width: 60 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 36 inches