African Exodus, by Margaret Adams Parker

July 25, 2013

Margaret Adams Parker’s woodcuts often present refugees and sojourners, as does African Exodus, which refers to refugees of the Rwandan genocide. Influenced by the work of Käthe Kollwitz, Parker creates images articulating a singular as well as familiar story in stark black against a light background “I am reminded,” Parker writes, “of Albert Schweitzer’s injunction to ‘think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.’”