Saturday, November 3, 2012
Three Eagles Flying
Through her work, Laura Aguilar strives to provide a better understanding of what it is like to be Latina and Lesbian and in this piece from 1990, Three Eagles Flying she does just that. The image is a self portrait including herself bound in ropes with the image of the Mexican eagle over her face wearing the american flag as a skirt. There is an American flag to her left and a Mexican flag to her right. This creation reflects a very personal standpoint which she used to analyze the relationship between herself and her mother. Growing up she felt as sense of lack of belonging due to the fact that she did not resemble her mother or her extended family phenotypically. Three Eagles Flying intersects the human body, land, space, and nationality. She’s bound by her roots through the rope and her hands are tied together, showing that she is shackled by her identity.