Thursday, 10 July 2008
I've been making a pile of these for a Frida swap I'm taking part in. I took the background colour from the colour of the chair - and it's a sort of coppery colour. I don't know what it is about copper but I'm just crazy about it at the moment, and the copper scrap at the bottom just seemed right. I used a crackle stamp on the background because I thought how much her life was fractured by the terrible injuries she suffered, and the crown is above her because despite this she became a celebrated princess of art. Exhibit A is there because she painted herself and so showed her inner self for those who could see, and the wording just speaks for itself.