Art Sale: Frida and the Wounded Bird #fridakahlo


A special panel from my DRAWING ON PAIN

Frida Kahlo is an icon and muse that I return to again and again.  I am infused by Frida and I consider myself a Kahloist.  She epitomizes the artist and woman in pain.  As I was going through my divorce, I was driven to draw Frida as a child.  The medium I chose (or it chose me) was china marker on masonite board.  Child-Frida was a light to help me process through and to lift me out of the hole of depression.

I LOVED making this series even though they were done at 3 AM with my heart pounding and anxiety choking me.  They allowed me to release the pain in the moment.  They allowed me to process the pain in my personal therapy sessions.

The 12 piece-series (only a few remain in my personal collection) illustrate the power of art to process life changes.  Heavily, honestly.  I never tend to go light.

And the pieces have been protested: LINK

I am releasing Frida and the Wounded Bird for a special holiday art sale.

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Frida and the Wounded Bird, Katarina Thorsen ©2004 (china marker on masonite board, 18″ x 24″)

$450 CAD (free shipping)

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“My painting carries with it the message of pain.”
― Frida Kahlo


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