Frida en Gringolandia (2010)
20 x 26 inches
6-Color, Hand made, Screen print Heavyweight Archival Art Paper, Printed in Oakland, CA 2010
I have always been interested in the time Frida spent in the US, or as she called it “Gringolanda”, and how she felt politically about its relationship with Mexico. In the photo I used for inspiration, Frida is working on her painting “Self Portrait on the Border of Mexico and The United States” which shows Gringolandia’s destructive industry and ominous sky scrapers and Mexico’s connection to the land and its indigenous roots. This is one of my favorite paintings of Frida’s, I like how she confronts the uneasy relationship between the two countries and takes a position, this is one of the most important things that we as artist must do is take a position and express our political views.