Artist Explores History Of Indigo In Exhibit Inspired By Haiti

Cristela Guerra, WBUR Boston, July 14, 2021

WBUR's Cristela Guerra takes us inside the latest work of renowned artist Firelei Báez, who explores the complicated history of the color indigo and pays homage to a majestic ruin in Haiti.

 


 

Firelei Báez’s sculptural installation includes symbols of healing and resistance, patterning drawn from West African indigo printing traditions, and sea growths native to Caribbean waters. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

 

A detail of one of the columns of Firelei Báez’s Sans-Souci Palace. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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