Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait - Betye Saar (NEW)
Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait
Description

Betye Saar's interest in spirituality and symbolism is evident in this artwork with its collaged shooting stars and a cosmic array of imagery, including a pair of dice (fate/fortune), a flaming heart (spiritual love), an eye in a pyramid (God's all-seeing eye), and a floating mask (hidden identity and magic). Saar looks outward from the bottom corner, while an open hand (is it hers?) reaches towards the warmth of a red, blazing sun. A tiny moon and a sun, as well as the Greek letter omega (the final culmination of all) mark her palm. Dynamic images of power and identity tilt and align across this orderly, personal universe.

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Artist Bio

Betye Saar is a printmaker, sculptor, collage, and assemblage artist born in Los Angeles, California. She earned a BA from the University of California in Los Angeles and sought her graduate studies at California State University in Long Beach, Ca...

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Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait

Betye Saar

Nationality
American
Ethnicity
African American
Medium

Offset Lithograph;Collage;Construction

Date

1992

Dimensions

21.5" x 25.25"

Edition Size

100 prints in this edition

Printer

Robert "Bob" Franklin

Provenance:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Location

Philadelphia, PA