Ana Mendieta

Using her own body together with elemental materials such as earth, water, blood and fire, she produced visceral performances and ephemeral ‘earth-body’ sculptures that combine ritual with metaphors about life, death, rebirth and spiritual transformation.

I wanted my images to have power, to be magic,’ she said. ‘I decided that for the images to have magic qualities I had to work directly with nature.’

Very strange stuff, a little disturbing to say the least. The facial hair is very disturbing, and not the direction I would like to explore. Thank you.

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