Frida Kahlo is someone who many of us at Latino USA love. Her life, work and iconic unibrow never seem to go out of style. Recently, Maria Hinojosa and I got a chance to explore how Frida’s work is deeply rooted in the natural world. We spent the day at the New York Botanical Garden’s current exhibit, “Art, Garden, Life,” where Frida’s Casa Azul garden has been recreated. For many of the exhibit’s visitors, it transported them to a vacation-like reality. But for Maria and I (and many of the Latinos there), it brought us home.
Photo by Gabriela Sierra Alonso