Allegria translates to joy in Spanish. I wanted to explore the love that Frida and Diego shared for one another in the glory days of their tumultuous marriage. Frida would often buy marigolds at the local market for Diego. I adored seeing these vibrant orange blooms everywhere in Mexico. They bring so much joy and light into one’s day.
The vase was inspired by the stunning kaleidoscopic embroidery and patterns seen in traditional Mexican otami fabric. This painting celebrates love, joy and colour.