Frida and the Red Road (Open Edition Giclee)
8 1/2" x 11" Glossy Photo paper
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Some paintings have a story behind it, and some of them just come to me as an image that pops into my mind and just says, " paint me!". This is one of them. The idea just came to mind in February of this year (2020) before we knew about the Corona Virus. Some strange things occurred while I was creating this piece. As I was painting the road, red, I had been doing some gardening out front (we live in south Florida) my studio window. I had wanted to clear out these little rocks that ran alongside the driveway. As I began clearing away the rocks, I noticed some red bricks that were under there. As we began removing all the rocks, we realized these bricks ran the whole length of the drive way and looked like a little red road! We never knew it was there! Also, again as I was painting the snake at the right side of the painting, I noticed movement right outside my studio window. I went to see what it was, and spied a little black snake, crawling up the tree at the base; just like inside my painting! Very strange but I believe no accident. I take it as signs that I was in the right place and time, with my creation and in life in general; right where I need to be.