Page from Haiti sketchbook

This sketchbook page incorporates black-and-white lozenge motifs from a grave monument Saar saw in a cemetery in Jacmel, Haiti. They are combined with imagery seen throughout her work: celestial bodies, a heart, and a burning cross.

Betye Saar
Page from Haiti sketchbook, 24 July 1974
Watercolor, ballpoint pen, and ink on paper
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. © Betye Saar.
photo © Museum Associates/LACMA