Jennifer Hecker

A Dress for Ana Mendieta

A Dress for Ana Mendieta is made from a mold I took off of a tree trunk. It is a bark dress—strapless and short. It was inspired by a photograph from Ana Mendieta’s “Tree of Life” series in which she covered her own body with mud, grass and leaves, and stood against tree trunks, accentuating the connectedness between nature and women.

28.5in x 20in x 15in
cast bronze