September 23 through October 20, 2014
Baya Clare, CSJ
“In coming to peace with some of the losses in my life, I have found it helpful to give grief some images of its own. I made this series of woodcuts about 15 years ago in the context of an independent study course in printmaking that I 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 process in the way that major griefs can be.”
Sister Baya Clare, CSJ, was born in Missouri in 1959 and later spent 16 years living in Colorado. She has been in Minnesota since 1986, and has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since 1998. In addition to her work as a photographer, artist, and writer, Baya teaches in a federal prison in southern Minnesota. See more of Baya’s art on her website.