Into the Depths: Postures of Grief

Baya Clare made this series of woodcuts about 15 years ago in the context of an independent study course in printmaking that she took at St. Kate’s while working on a master’s degree in theology. They were gouged raw from pinewood blocks, which was a difficult, but also satisfying and healing in the way that major griefs can be.

Paloma: Stories of the Soul

“These works are prayers in visual form. During times of grief, suffering, contemplation, hope, and peace, I see the colorful birds of El Salvador’s folk art as symbols of the soul and a continual source of inspiration. The spirit of the paloma in this work represents the soul of my child, my self, my people, and my ancestors.