I painted this piece as an ode to one of my favorite artists, Frida Kahlo. The colors, and cast-like image of a woman tells a portion of her difficult life as a young woman and artist in Mexico, in the 1920’s. Shown here is the fragility of nature and new life. This female, who appears to be pregnant, yet sorrowful, is a depiction of Mother Nature. Her hair symbolizes the sea; her skin and surroundings echo plant life. The flower at the base of her torso is the Azalea, the Chinese symbol for femininity.