(1948 - 1985)
Ana Mendieta was active/lived in New York / Cuba. Ana Mendieta is known for sculptor-conceptual, silhouette-figure.
Biography Ana Mendieta
The following is by Charles Merewether and is from the website: http://grandstreet.com/gs/gs67/mendieta/mendieta.html
In the summer of 1975 the young Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta initiated an ongoing series of works based on the silhouette of her body. Until this time Mendieta had focused on painting and performance; the introduction of the silhouette enabled her to remove herself from the work by providing the armature for a surrogate figure. The body was now overtly absent, and the viewer's gaze focused on an outline that traced the unseen body of Mendieta herself.
Mendieta made her first major silhouette piece, "Silueta de Yemaya" (Silhouette of Yemaya), at Old Man's Creek in Iowaa favorite site close to where she li
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