The Blood Catcher and Other Stories
In Barbara Earl Thomas’ works of art, we are treated to a chaotic dream world, cross pollinated with fragments of bible stories, folklore and superstition brought forth from the artist’s ‘deep south’ childhood. Her personal history and current social narrative harmoniously coexist in these visual anthologies; there is never a single thread of delineation for the artist, as there a proliferation of concurrence in the world we all inhabit together. As Thomas’s grandmother often told her, we are all damned and redeemed every day. “Even if we cannot see it, there are amazing things going on around us at every moment” she says.