(“Hear Me With Your Eyes”) For Sor Juana
“This series was inspired by the life and work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the 17th century Mexican nun who was one of the greatest poets and intellectuals of the American continent. She created the most renowned salon of her time from behind the bars of her cloistered cell.
And in that cell she studied science and philosophy, wrote poems, plays, and music, and championed women’s right to intellectual and spiritual freedom.
In the end, after resisting valiantly for over 20 years, she was silenced by the Inquisition.
It is my hope that these images will break that silence and we will once again ‘hear her with our eyes.'” – Josephine Sacabo