I put Frida in her beloved Mexico and put her dress that she had put in her piece titled, 'My Dress Hangs There' in the painting to depict a more happier and at peace Frida. You see, she was very unhappy when she created this because she was tired of being in America in the Big Apple, with Diego and yearned to travel back home to Mexico.
In Frida's painting, She puts her dress in her piece, surrounded by big, grey buildings, industrialization and city life. This kind of life depressed her. She wanted to escape from it all and go back to a simpler way of life, surrounded by colors, nature and her pets.
My painting is a continuation of her journey and into the after life. We all hope Frida's suffering is over and that she is in a restful place.
I had always wanted to create a piece of a Dentist, that was similar to my painting, 'El Doctór'. The time came to create 'La Dentista' as I was preparing for my show, 'Skeleton Garden' at Gallery 2014, Hollywood, FL. My family and I had just moved from Hollywood to Coral Springs, which left me with less time to create paintings for this solo show. I was very nervous that I wouldn't have the time to create the paintings. As I began, this painting seemed to just flow out of me, rather quickly and effortlessly. As I painted, the colors all came together and I was enjoying the process, although still concerned with lack of time. As I was nearing the completion of the painting, that night, my husband began complaining of a tooth ache. It was the next day, that I planned on completing 'La Dentista' with details left to paint on the tooth extraction, that my husband visited the real Dentist and had to have an emergency tooth extraction!! As I painted the very last details, at the very same moment I was painting, my husband was in the hot seat at the dental office, getting his tooth extracted!! I almost felt guilty for what happened; like I had something to do with it! It was so remarkable, that I decided to paint a clock in the painting with the time that this synchronicity occurred!
What I take from the bizarre occurrence, was it was the Universe's way of telling me, it's okay! Everything is happening exactly when it's supposed to! Do not worry!! You'll have enough time!