Fabulous Frida! At the New York Botanical Garden

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Recently I made a trip to the NYBG in the Bronx section of NYC. Frida Kahlo has always been a favorite artist of mine.  The garden itself is beautiful and always peaceful, especially during the week.  This exhibit is on until November 1.  If you like art, Frida or the gardens put this on your must see list. The exhibit demonstrates how Frida used flora and fauna in her artwork.  

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 a mock up of the cactus fence that Frida and Diego had at their Casa Azul.

a mock up of the cactus fence that Frida and Diego had at their Casa Azul.

frida kahlo nybg work table

I find it so interesting and inspiring to look at another artist's work stations. The colors are so vibrant and raw! Ready to be put into action.

Most of the plants and flowers in the exhibit are examples of what Frida and Diego planted at their home. Many are native to Mexico City and thrive in that climate. Of course the plants were of bold color ranges in yellows, oranges, and reds.

I hope some of these photos have inspired you to take a trip to the New York Botanical Garden and enjoy the exhibit while the weather is warm!

Tracey Toole

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