In the Mi Frida project you were to create an image of a famous person you choose in the style of a specific Frida Kahlo self-portrait. Then you'd write an artist statement describing their life and how they are famous and what element you used in the artwork you made for it.
Mi Frida es Amy Winehouse. Nació en 1983 en Southgate, Londres, Inglaterra. Cuando era niña, vivía en Southgate. Cuando era adulto ella fue a Camden. Amy era famosa por cantar y escribir canciones. Cuando era niña, sus padres trabajaban como taxista y farmacéutica. Su padre cantaba como un niño. Amy escuchaba música mucho. Ella era famosa por cantar y escribir las canciones “Back to Black” y “Rehab”. Cuando era adulta, tomaba muchas drogas. Estaba loca por las drogas. Iba a rehabilitación muchas veces. Después de la rehabilitación, escribió la canción que se llama “Rehab”. Su rehabilitación no funcionó. Amy murió de intoxicación accidental por alcohol el 23 de julio de 2011. Se murió cuando tenía 27 años.
I think Frida painted so many autobiographical painting of herself, because it was a way to express herself. She had so many feelings inside of her that she needed to let out one way, and I think that one way for her was putting it into a visual. She wanted to show the world what she was feeling inside, so that’s what she did.
I think it was hard to integrate Frida’s painting into my own, because hers has so much meaning and she went through a different experience than Amy Winehouse did. I think I did a pretty average job, but I could’ve planned my drawing out a little better. If I used my time more wisely it would of looked way different. Looking back at what I have learned about Frida this project, I know that her artwork has so much meaning. Each one of them expresses one of her experiences. She made them unique with the objects portrayed in the artwork and colors incorporated into it. I think her artwork has a weird, yet exquisite vibe to it.