Saar is artistically inspired by investigations of the metaphysical world, and other intangible areas of knowledge. This piece uses sacred heart, boot, frigga thumb, feather, and eye charms as well as a small votive like arch frame, and most importantly, an african elephant hair bracelet. The bracelet has been given to Saar by a mother whose daughter drowned. The mother had gifted the daughters possessions out to side her grief. Saar utilized the personal possessions of people in other work as well.


  • Title: Prophecy
  • Creator: Betye Saar
  • Date Created: 1994
  • Physical Dimensions: 15 1/4" x 12 1/4" x 2 3/8"
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: 1994
  • Medium: mixed media
  • Art Genre: abstract
  • Art Movement: contemporary
  • Art Form: mixed media
  • Support: framed

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