This earring was designed in honor of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter known for her many portraits and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Kahlo's work as an artist wasn't widely known until the late 1970s, but by the early 1990s, she had become not only a recognized figure in art history, but also regarded as an icon for the feminism movement and the LGBTQ+ movement. Frida has been celebrated internationally by feminists for creating art that is a "uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form."
The earring features a black clay backing with a bouquet of multicolored flowers carefully placed on top. Inspired by how Frida created so many self portraits, we tried to create an abstract portrait of her. The black clay is meant to resemble Frida's hair, and the flowers to resemble traditional Mexican headdress.
This earring is very lightweight and features a nickel free hypo allergenic gold hoop. This earring is 1.2 inches in length.