Read Related: 20 Quotes by Frida KahloWell, I took a trip down the rabbit hole the other day without leaving Los Angeles and it was a blast. In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features the work of 48 surrealist women artists from the late 1920s through the early 1970s. Some, like Frida Kahlo, are well known. The vast majority are not as familiar to most of us. The story of these women, as with so many other brave, innovative and strong females, has been overlooked or dismissed for many years.
This post is in honor of Las Surrealistas, a group of female artists that include Frida Kahlo. As mothers we have many titles—nurturer, chef, cleaning lady, chauffeur, analyst, accountant, tutor, cheerleader, so-and-so’s mother, etc. But how many of us have not dreamed of escaping that reality into a fantasy world where there were no titles, obligations, responsibilities or schedules? I don’t mean a vacation. I mean actually escaping into a completely unreal dreamscape where you can defy expectations, grow tall or short, thin or fat, drink tea with a mad hatter and the monotony of life is suspended for one brief moment in time. What would it be like to be Alice in Wonderland just for one day?