In Flower of Life, Frida represented her obsession with fertility. The red flower, which appears amidst leaves of the same color, is nothing less than a representation of the male and female sexual organs at the moment of coitus. An internal explosion projects a spray of golden points, which represents the sperm, springing from the center of the flower. On the left there is a bolt of lightning that adds intensity to the scene, and on the right a sun that has been interpreted as a symbol of the ovule awaiting fertilization.


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