Earth Work Series(Mouth): homage to Ana Mendieta
In another letter written in the early 1980's Ana Mendieta tells of an 'African custom which I think...is analogous to my work...The men from Kimberly go outside their village to seek their brides. When a man brings his new wife home, the woman brings with her a sack of earth from her homeland and every night she eats a little bit of that earth. The earth will help her make the transition between her homeland and her new home'.
Source: Terra Infirma - Geography's visual Culture, Irit Rogoff, Routledge, London, 2000