As I look at the painting, I can feel her, Kahlo. Even with her stoic expression, I can feel the emotional pain caused by her husband’s infidelity and her physical pain caused by the trauma throughout her life and portrayed by the bloodied pierced skin. The vivid wounds make me feel like my soul has been penetrated, and confuses my emotions because, again, I feel like her sober expression – along with the blue sky and water in the background of her painting – show signs of hope. It makes me feel empathetic, although confident in her optimism. Even though it is not explicitly shown The Wounded Deer is merely wounded, not dead, and is therefore a sign of encouragement which influences me and which makes me feel self-assured.