At first when I was scrolling through the pictures of Mendieta’s work I was a bit creeped out. The work put me on edge, and I was forced to question what the meaning of the portrayed violence was. I then realized that her work wasn’t something creepy and removed from me, but close to home. The work to me is about the feminine struggle. The violence is not for shock value, but a slap in the face of reality for many women. I think the nature aspect is perhaps Mendieta’s personal tie to nature as a place of refuge, or maybe a representation of all womens’ tie to nature.