Ana Mendieta / Nancy Morejon, Rolando Estévez Jordán, Ediciones Vigía

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Identifier: FA.OSS2.0298
Object type: Perfect bindings
Dimensions: 7 leaves; 39.4 x 20 cm
Created by: Nancy Morejon
Printed by: Maricel Ruiz
Published by: Ediciones Vigía
Was created in: Matanzas
Copy number 49 in an Edition of 200. Rough hewn, perfect bound book created in homage to the earth and body works artist, Ana Mendieta (1948-1985). Cover features a cutout of a female silhouette that has been laced with white yarn and embellished with small photocopied renderings of "sacred heart" style illustrations of a heart, branch, dove, cross, leaf, lantern and butterfly. The illustrations are further embellished with applied egg shell fragments. The letters "ANA" on the upper right have been applied with an attached layer of coarsely ground earth pigment. Leaves are double-sided and heavily worked; recycled brown craft paper contain applied sand and collage text elements.

Text is in Spanish with English translations by Linda Howe. Main text of the book resides on two vertical fold out pages (Spanish/English); displaying a reproduced handwritten poem that meditates on Mendieta's alleged suicide in NYC in 1985. Text on end matter credits Maricel Ruiz for the printing and also the inked impression of the arm and hand within the book, and also lists the names of several other people who may have assisted in the realization of this project.