Ana Mendieta1948-1985

Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art - University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

$10,000 to acquire a series of ten photo etchings from 1981, Rupestrian Sculptures, for the Museum’s permanent collection. Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Mendieta made the photo etchings to document a series of female figures that she carved into Cuban cliffs and cave walls. They are often interpreted as exploring primal and personal relationships between her body, the earth and art.