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Artwork copyright Alfredo Arreguin. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Frida's Messengers, 1992

Alfredo Arreguin
(American, born 1935)

Location: Summit Trail Middle School, Ravensdale

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Frida's Messengers is part of artist Alfredo Arreguin's series of colorful and intricately patterned artworks that depict celebrated Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. He describes Frida as a figure of "wisdom, defiance, and creativity." She is framed by ravens, which are messengers between the living world and spirits of the dead in Mexican mythology. When you look closely, the artwork's surface is also covered in detailed patterns.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Tahoma School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seattle-based artist Alfredo Arreguin creates elaborate, colorful, and vibrant paintings using flora, fauna, and geometric motifs, patterned intricately into a composition depicting stylized subjects. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. He was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 1986.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - print

Medium

Serigraph on paper

Dimensions

42 in x 30 in

ID Number

WSAC2004.031.000

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Tahoma School District

Artwork Location

Tahoma Junior High
Commons

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

25600 Summit Landsburg Rd. SE
Ravensdale, WA 98051

Geo. Coordinates

47.37269 | -122.000034

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