Frida inspired art jacket
This jean jacket (which I painted) was one of the items in the
Annual Spring Auction
The Friends of the University of Alberta Hospital
This painting began with a piece of cotton canvas washed and dried in order to create creases in the fabric, giving her image a bit of an underlying 'edge' so that my rendering of Frida offers not only her beauty but a subtle impression of her tempestuous life.
Her image was created with fabric paints, then sewn onto the jacket with a machine satin-stitch. Floral chiffon fabric suggests the flowers she enjoyed wearing in her hair.
Crystal buttons in her headpiece along with tiny crystal sequins on her earrings add sparkle.
The jacket is a size 8/10 or a smallish medium.
(It will be hung as an art piece)
|I have included a short slideshow video of how she was created.|