Ana Mendieta’s work explores identity, and issues with gender, culture, the body and violence. I really like the rawness that Ana captures in her work. She uses her own body to photograph and also as a tool to paint with, as well as to perform.
I like and admire the concepts she presented. For some, it may be controversial and unsettling but I like that in a piece of work. I like people to feel when they see art, and I think it makes them think about their own experiences or if they’re lucky not to have experienced- it gives them a chance to think about the people that have.