Ana Mendieta – Anima 1976

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This piece is gorgeous to me because of the many ways you could interpret it. It’s the destruction of something, but it’s also the beginning of a new life. She shows the rebirth of herself through fire – like a phoenix. It’s a very simple piece, but it’s striking because of how she chose to set it up. Without the ‘human form’ of the liquid, it would not be nearly as thought provoking.

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