Saturday, August 1, 2015

Something To Do Now - Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens

This week, I attended the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens, where her artwork is beautifully displayed on the walls of the buildings surrounding the lush gardens.

Among her sketches, paintings, and other artistic explorations, there was some mention and artwork related to her clothing.  As a person afflicted with spina bifida, and a traumatic injury, she needed special clothing and equipment to navigate her artistic world, and sought every opportunity to express herself artistically through her garments.  The exhibit doesn't focus much on these, but the spirit of her fashion sense is definitely there in her self-portraits.

The phrase, "Bloom where you're planted" comes to mind...

I highly recommend this article from NPR on the subject of sewing for differently enabled, and the link to the story below:

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