Frida and Me Series II

Jill Le Clair

The viewing experience often shifts as a result of what we know about artists. The genre of portraiture can allow for interpretation of historical periods and the subject’s experiences. These images evoke, reflect, and interpret—sometimes playfully—the visual narratives of the life of Frida Kahlo, and of Le Clair. Both informed by their disabled bodies, Kahlo and Le Clair sometimes celebrate in metaphors, and at other times, this embodied sense of difference becomes invisible.