Barbara Earl Thomas’ ‘The Geography of Innocence’ exhibit at SAM invites transformation

The Seattle Times

One word — “grace” — inspired the first cut-paper portrait Seattle artist Barbara Earl Thomas created in the series that appears in “The Geography of Innocence,” on view now at the Seattle Art Museum.


“[The word ‘grace’] has this open, full sound, and I love the fact that we have some words that, actually, within the sound, give you part of what the meaning is, that onomatopoeia kind of thing,” she said. “So I was drawn to that.”

March 27, 2021