[A Silueta by Ana Mendieta, 1976. This earthwork was constructed on a beach, and Mendieta documented the slow dissolution of the piece as the tide rose.]
Ana Mendieta was a Cuban émigré who worked in a wide variety of media: earthworks, film, photo-etchings, and even performance art. Mendieta explored both personal themes (such as her relationship with her own body, or her relationship with natural forces) and political themes, mostly through a feminist lens. Mendieta died violently during an argument with her husband on September 8, 1985.
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