Lorena Masferrer: Fierce and Fragile
Fierce and Fragile
Acrylic on canvas
48” x 60”
Depending on what sparks my interest on a given day, I can find art, nature photography, crafts and awesome people on IG and Pinterest. The possibility of finding some great ideas is endless. Patty Aguayo and her beautiful cloth dolls @vainilla.arte really took my breath away, and when I saw her Friduchita” dolls, I knew I had to paint one. Here were these sweet dolls who pay homage to Frida Kahlo, with her unique style, perfectly rendered down to the iconic eyebrows. How fabulous to have a Frida doll to walk around with and play with as you go about your day as a young child? I would have loved one- and may actually have one made of my rendition of this doll.
My Friduchita has the heart that is featured in “Las dos Fridas”, as well as the jingle bell which she attached to her her prosthetic leg’s boot after having her right leg amputated. I really wanted to give her huge wings, but delicate ones, to illustrate one of Frida’s well known quotes- “Feet, what do I need you for, since I have wings to fly?”
My Friduchita doll is painting her own wings, just as Frida did throughout her life.
Get to Know the Austin Artist:
Lorena was born in Chile, came as a political refugee to the US with her family at 10 years old.
Lorena has been a passionate artist for all her life, has lived in numerous states and happily calls Austin home. Her exposure to different cultures and travels have sparked an obsessive love of art, nature and traditions. Lorena brings the colors and beauty of places, people, and cultures together into her unique vision. Sharing her art in every community where she has lived through artists’ coops, painting societies and exhibitions in numerous galleries. Lorena knows that she owes the interpretations on her canvasses to her collective experiences, which shape her vision and fulfill her craving to see beauty and life from various unique perspectives: all with a touch of color That is all her own.