The life of Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain, better known as the family of Kurt Cobain, singer and guitar player of the most iconic rock band of the 1990s, Nirvana, would be total chaos if they hadn't found a way to reinvent themselves in art.
Drug use and pharmaceutical products united the so-called king of grunge and the singer of Hole, a notable figure in the rock industry of that decade.
They had a deep connection because their lives seemed to be intertwined at the root. Both suffered a childhood poverty, an adolescence with absent parents, a youth full of drugs and a brutal and sudden fame.
In the midst of all this, love arose, grew and led to their getting married in Hawaii when Courtney Love was in the first trimester of pregnancy and when Nirvana was leading all the music charts. nevermind, icon record, sold millions of copies.
In this context, in which fame, money and drugs prevailed in the lives of Cobain and Love, Frances Bean was born on August 18, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.
The baby 'debuted' in the art of the single Lithium. Part of the collage that Cobain made turns out to be made from a photocopy of Courtney's first ultrasound.
The story, known to all, is complicated when the State decides to take away the baby from the musicians because they never stopped their drug use and this made Frances Bean need methadone to replace the heroin she received and could live.
In April 1994, when Frances Bean had not turned two years old, Kurt Cobain committed suicide with a shotgun blast. Tragedy overtook them and their worlds simply fell apart.
For years, through gossip magazines and newspapers, the entire world learned about the chaos Courtney Love and Frances Bean lived in, where drug use and detox seemed to be an everyday occurrence.
But inside the storm they both found a lifeline: art.
A little over a decade ago, Courtney Love discovered how much she loved to draw and she did it so well that she has even organized a couple of exhibitions from time to time.
Drawing made by Courtney Love. Source: Artnet
Through her colorful drawings, she found the ideal way to talk about relationships between women, the pressure they suffer and even what they become.
Love's desire to paint stems in part from her childhood, when her mother insisted she be an artist, buying her easels and instruments to encourage her, but she always preferred music.
As for Frances Bean, in 2010, at the age of 17, she exhibited her work for the first time in Los Angeles, California, under the pseudonym Fiddle Tim and has not stopped creating ever since.
At the time, she did not want to exhibit under her real name, but a reporter found out who she was and this forced her to use her real identity from then on.
Her talent with paints and paper is what has helped her reinvent herself and win fans for her work and not just being the daughter of two great music legends.
Definitely, both Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean will never be able to have a quiet life, but thanks to art, their relationship, after many ups and downs, is that they found a common path that has helped them heal.