A photograph of Frida Kahlo, taken at Xochimilco, Mexico, in is the basis for this work. Elements from Frida's painting "What The Water Gave" Me have been added together with multiple layering and texturing in this photomontage.
Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas (Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird) 1940 by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Oil on canvas. Housed at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, in Austin, TX.