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Alison Saar

American, b. 1956

Martyrdom Of St.Rufus

Painted fresco with collage on wooden sticks
59 x 40 x 5 in. (149.86 x 101.6 x 12.7 cm)
Gift of Joe Austin

Though her work varies in style and media, Saar consistently focuses on exploring the African diaspora and the Black female identity. She is particularly interested in the folk art and religion of African, Caribbean, and Latin American communities and often conveys her messages through representations of Black bodies.

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