For Japanese sculptor KazuhiroTsuji, Frida Kahlo is like a religious icon.
“For many people she is like a god,” he said to Vivala.
That’s how he wanted to portray the iconic painter as he created an incredible sculpture of her.
Using his skills he used in Hollywood as a special effects artist, Tsuji created the life-like version of Frida studying video and different pictures of her. He says, it’s more of a composition of the many sides of Frida. And like Frida’s sculpture, he’s created others of Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Abraham Lincoln.
The statue stands at 7 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds.
Besides the size, the significance of the artwork is even more astounding.
“The more I read about her the more I respected who she was . . . to me she is really like a religious icon. I tried to coddle her and comfort her up there too for the pain she went through . . . so respect and also comforting her was the meaning of the design.”
That’s why Tsuji has Frida held by golden hands.
Read more about Tsuji’s journey as a special effects artist and sculptor from Vivala here.