Frida #51

August 2022
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
courtesy the Myrtle Beach Art Museum

Stikki Peaches, Mixed Media on Paper, 46˝ x 32˝

The Myrtle Beach Art Museum’s World of Frida exhibit is in full swing. Through September 24, explore the creative works inspired and created by Frida Kahlo. The exhibition, which was first organized by The Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA, has been traveling the country ever since. Myrtle Beach’s very own Art Museum is one of the last stops on the cross-country tour, bringing this exhibition’s celebration of life, creativity, strife, and love to those of us in the area.

Frida #51 was created by Stikki Peaches, a Canadian artist whose tagline is “What if Art Ruled the World?” His work is inspired by the spirit of reusing and recycling materials, which leads to eclectic and colorful pieces such as this one. Peaches’ work is defined by his way of combining unusual pieces and making them fit together. In this piece, the juxtaposition of the delicate features of Frida, along with the harshness of the graffiti, create a gorgeous image that invites exhibit goers to pause and take in the piece in its entirety.

Be sure to keep an eye out for this artwork amongst the many others at the World of Frida exhibit this summer!