Ana Mendieta at AIC

Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Amategram), 1981-82 Source.

Today I made a quick trip to the Art Institute of Chicago to see the work of Ana Mendieta.  The information in the gallery aptly referred to her work as “earth-body sculptures.”   An element of her work reminded me of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.  The thing I most enjoyed about her work was the repetition of the same theme through the use of almost every media possible–sculpture, graphite on paper, photography, ink on leaf, a basket like wall hanging.  The image above is all I can share with you, photographs were not allowed in the gallery because it is a borrowed collection.  To see more of her work click here.

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