Friday, March 23, 2012

Scenes from Life

My pal Winston.

It's that time of year when outfits are made by pulling random layers out of my closet,

and windows must be open.

We did go to see the exhibit of Frida Kahlo's personal photographs that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. I wish I could share it here, but of course, photos weren't allowed inside. The exhibit felt very intimate, looking through photos of her family and her life with Diego. But the images that moved me most were taken after her accident. For those who don't know, Kahlo was in a serious tram accident when she was 18, which left her with life-altering injuries, a "broken body" as it were. She had many broken bones, including a broken spinal column, pelvis, ribs, collarbone, leg, as well as a dislocated shoulder and foot. Her abdomen was also pierced by an iron handrail, which would affect her ability to have children later in life. She spent months in a full body cast, bedridden. There were several photos taken during this time where she had cut herself out of the picture. And there were other images that showed her painting in bed, flat on her back, with an easel propped up above her. These images are still in my mind. I don't want to forget that art can be made even under the most challenging circumstances and the power it can have to heal.

We went for a walk at night and all the blooming things took on an otherworldly glow under the street lights.

Till next time. xo, Mary


  1. I always love your scenes from life posts! Your pictures are always so gorgeous.
    And that outfit is awesome. I'm loving those shoes.
    I bet the Frida exhibit was amazing!

  2. Wonderful photographs! Love the one of the building and reflection!

  3. I love your scenes from life. And blooming trees in the dark.

  4. Winston is so cute! (And so are your shoes!)

    I've heard really awesome things about that Frida Kahlo exhibit. I'd love to check it out. She was such an inspiration...

  5. I absolutely love the collar and jumper combo you are wearing - and that little brooch is beautiful!

  6. That exhibit must have been amazing. It was a horrible accident she was in but would she still have created some of her artwork if she wasn't in the accident. Who knows, but I love her work.

  7. It's too bad you can't share pics from the exhibit, I'm sure it was fantastic! Otherwise, great pictures, Winston is cute. :)