Frida sought to be an anti-capitalist revolutionary and was involved in Communist parties and causes throughout her life. The outfit she wears in this illustration is based on a plaster cast she wore due to her spinal injuries that she painted with a hammer and sickle. In an entry in her diary from 1951, Frida writes, "I feel uneasy about my painting. Above all I want to transform it into something useful for the Communist revolutionary movement, since up to now I have only painted the earnest portrayal of myself, but I’m very far from work that could serve the Party. I have to fight with all my strength to contribute the few positive things my health allows me to the revolution. The only true reason to live for."
You might light this candle and look to Frida for inspiration and guidance in: carrying on the revolutionary spirit, art as transformation, honoring the body as a site of trauma and reclamation
Candle contains 100% soy wax and burns for approximately 10 hrs. Candles are hand-poured by Olliver Lifestyle. Glass votives are 2.5in high and 2in wide at the base.