Her biggest influence for her art must be her relationship and marriage to her artist husband Diego as most of the events revolve around their life together. She is emotionless but with tears on her cheek in the centre of the picture with one foot on a beach and the other in the sea. The background is a skyscape with dark clouds. She stands with her arms disembodied and placed in her school uniform and her beloved Tehuana costume memories of better times, that are seen either side of her hanging by and connected to her by cords.
There is a rod with a cupid on the ends that passes through a hole where her heart should be like a see saw as her heart swings between good and troubled times. Her heart is shown in an enlarged form on the foreground, with a stream of blood that extends from the background to her foot that is in the water it is this fact that is the prime message that this picture tells us and hence the subtitle of the picture. The foot that is in the sea has the slight appearance of a sail boat with which she is expressing a wish or a thought that she should sail away from all the misery. Adding to this suggestion is the trial of blood from her heart leading to the boat.
In this picture we see her heartbreak and feeling of hopelessness after the affair that her husband Diego had with her sister Christina several years before. The title the memory is indicative of the juxtaposition of items within the picture that refer both to her happy and unhappy times. This work used oil paint on a metal plate, although this may sound unusual this medium was used by Frida on many occasions and historically was popular amongst Mexican artists. Frida gifted the artwork to the Renou Cole gallery and was sold in 1992 for $935,00 and is now on display in the Michel Petitjean collection in Paris.