Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
For this book I employ Frida's frequent theme of devastating loss. A little back story on this entry will probably help. I am blind in one eye. My parents and doctor don't know if I was able to see before they removed a cataract at age 4, but it is doubtful. Borrowing from two elements in the first entry of this book, I resurrected the red ribbon and cut out motifs. Frida often used banners and text within her work. Within the red banner I have written "Vero cleramente con uno, lo que es invisibe para dos." Which can be loosely translated to mean "I see clearly with one what is invisible with two." For the cut out, I removed the area where my right eye should be. This was a somewhat cathartic piece.
I found myself looking at "A few small nips," "The two Fridas" and of course the many self portraits. There are several works with split backgrounds, and I used that concept to help transition from the gray clouds of albina's entry into by own. Danica, I hope this meets your approval. For those of you who still need to work in this book, I found the following site particularly helpful for its visual timeline.