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Frida’s Gown by Kanchan Mahon

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Paper collage.
Frida Kahlo self-portrait.
For one of my favorite artists, the sister of my soul.

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COLLAGE with traditional mediums

This is an homage to the greatest Surrealist painter, the inimitable Frida Kahlo. She is famous for her uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

In this self-portrait Kahlo she was having an affair with Trotsky, and so felt beautiful, as you see. To much of women’s self-image is predicated by the acceptance of men.

She hold a bird because birds represent flight, and flight is a symbol of empowerment. She is surrounded by flowers because they represent fertility and creation. Kahlo was unable to conceive, but her creativity is unquestionable. Additionally the butterfly represents transformation and new beginnings.

Kindly featured by COLLAGE with traditional mediums


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I am a physician and have a passion for healing. I started making collages after working on altered books. My husband asked me to make something larger so that we could hang it in our home. My daughters then encouraged me to upload my creations.
The encouragement that I receive online keeps me creating. Knowing my art is being enjoyed keeps me making more. I love that. You are helping the machine of my creation right now. ~Kanchan

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you for this honor!

    – Kanchan Mahon

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 2 years ago

    Delightful Oriental flavor, Kanchan. CONGRATULATIONS on the feature.

  • Thanks, She was having an affair with Trotsky when this was painted, and she obviously felt more beautiful!

    – Kanchan Mahon

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

    Hi Kanchan,I’m helping to run a new group called “Obsessed With Frida Kahlo” If you could join it & send your artwork to this group that would be Great!

  • Thanks Robyn! I’m one step ahead of you and am now submitted my second piece!

    – Kanchan Mahon

  • Fay270
    Fay270over 2 years ago

    I like this very much. Very dreamy.

  • Thank you Fay!

    – Kanchan Mahon

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your Feature!

  • Thank you and thanks to the hosts of SUPERBLY VISUAL

    – Kanchan Mahon

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 2 years ago

    Great artwork!!
    So beautiful and heart warming in art and words!!!

  • Ah! Thank you Mada! It resides with a dear woman in France, who also does collage work.

    – Kanchan Mahon

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you my dear, the featured works are excellent!

    – Kanchan Mahon

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature!

    – Kanchan Mahon

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 1 year ago
    I really liked this one cause i featured it in 3 different groups! You’re Welcome,Kanchan:-)
  • If I hadn’t sent it to France, I’d send it to you!
    You must pick something, or shall I pick for you?

    – Kanchan Mahon

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