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Betye Saar

Wishing for Winter
mixed media
40 3/4 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase

Are these objects the nostalgic detritus of a private life? Or do they evoke collective memories of a shared past? Actually Saar rarely goes in pursuit of specific objects for her assemblages. Instead she trusts in the objects finding her.