In Imagen de Yagul, her earliest silueta, Mendieta’s face and body are covered with white flowers, creating a poignant contrast between her young body and the ancient, rocky Zapotec grave in which she lies. The other photograph in SFMOMA’s collection, an untitled silueta from 1978, exemplifies her later work as she turned towards more abstracted female forms, the outline of the body nearly invisible in the Iowa grass…
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I don’t know any other way to exist except to love freely, joyously and abundantly. Heartbreak, jealousy, and betrayal (i.e. the things people fear from giving love) are inevitable, but even the worst heartbreak or betrayal is simply signs of love, in that, if they proceeded by love, even if it is just my love, then love exists within them. This concept of love is, in many ways, what I see as the heart of Jesus’ ministry. Loving, not in spite of betrayal, but with total acceptance of it as a sign of great love.
Her: “F—k a dozen roses and other “Romantic Industrial Complex” mania. The best gifts my partner ever gave me were Forgiveness and Unconditional Support of my dreams. (Oh, and all those orgasms.) OCCUPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Him: Why spend money when you can spend time together?