Arrastre 3, 2013


Direct print to silver Dibond

20.47 x 35.83 in

52.0 x 91.0 cm

Edition of 5

This work is signed and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.


    About The Work

    Ana Teresa Fernandez often documents her personally and politically-loaded performances through photographs and paintings, blurring the distinction between reality and fiction. This photograph is from her Arrastre series which features Fernandez wearing a cocktail dress and high heels, riding a white horse inside sinkhole waters near the border of US and Mexico. Explaining her inspiration, the artist has said, “As a very young child I wanted to be Alex, the kid in Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Black Stallion, which was a metaphor for Alexander the Great’s first coming of age or conquest, a black horse. I mixed that metaphor as well as the prince rescuing a woman on a white horse. But instead I went to a sinkhole in Mexico where thousands of virgins had been drowned as sacrificial offerings to the gods. I went into the sinkhole and attempted to ride a wild white stallion, as a way to reclaim or change the history of that site. I came of age for many women who never got to come of age. It was a rebellious act such as painting the border out, erasing a bit of history, as a poetic politic stance.”

    About Ana Teresa Fernandez

    • This work is edition 5/5.

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