Saar is artistically inspired by investigations of the metaphysical world, and other intangible areas of knowledge. This installation is made of tree branches, which the larger two span over the portal like center piece to create an arch of type. At the feet of the portal are more branches, and there is a single border around the main aspect of the instillation The portal itself portrays a nighttime field scene; a crescent moon is in the sky, and a grassy hill is set at the bottom. The sky appears to be storming, with a lightning bolt descending upon the field. Several found objects are seen on the hill, including a ladder, sacred heart emblem, and a religious shelf with tea candles.


  • Title: Wings of Morning
  • Creator: Betye Saar
  • Date Created: 1991
  • Location Created: Austin, TX
  • Physical Dimensions: 100" x 96" x 53"
  • Type: instillation
  • Rights: 1991
  • Medium: mixed media
  • Art Genre: surrealism
  • Art Movement: contemporary
  • Art Form: instillation
  • Depicted Topic: Tree branches, found objects

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