Study of Kahlo and Rivera

Mixed Media, December 2019
Original. 48 x 38″

As an artist, there are some paintings where I feel like I communicate best with color. I approached this digital painting as a watercolorist dropping color onto some pen lines. I went back to my cubist roots looking to make a still-life have the illusion of movement. I found a painting called Alarm Clock by Diego Rivera that was a combination of things that he collected, admired, and learned over the years. The alarm clock in the middle of his painting to me, represented time and the process of aging. His wife Frida Kahlo would also create her own still life paintings tackling some heavy subjects like politics, death, and her own disabilities. I felt I could relate to that pain from my recent divorce. A Kahlo still-life that she painted in her last years would have a happy inviting sun (life) on the left of her painting competing with a solemn and isolated moon (right/death). This brief art series looked at combining each artists’ ideas, techniques, and styles into one art piece. The context of this arrangement is about the flow of change through time. I created a separate window in the middle of my version  between the sun and moon (life and death) making space for the flood of change and adaptability one must have to life a “full” life. It also teaches that change is about the opposite of control and involves the willful act of letting go.

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Dimensions 48 × 38 in
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