These Emma Gale Portraits are Inspired by Frida Kahlo's Paintings

 - Sep 10, 2013
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Inspired by the art of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, these portraits by Emma Gale embrace a palette of vivid color hues. Created using a mixed medium of crayons, pencils, feathers and fabric trim, the artist's vivid portraits portray an animalistic theme that explores one's connection to the natural world.

The color-obsessed artist pays homage to Frida Kahlo's expressive self-portraits when creating her mesmerizing and memorable collages. Mixing her own self portraits with those of wildlife like rabbits, birds and deer, Emma Gale channels her own spirit animals.

In addition to referencing the work of legendary painter Frida Kahlo, the artist also draws inspiration from the cultures of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Morocco whose rich history and ornate art works serve as the visual foundation for her dynamic collages.