“Conked” (1997) depicts a woman swallowing her own hair, made of wire. Her face is lined with ceiling tin. Credit: Nolwen Cifuentes for The New York Times
Alison Saar has a new public sculpture, Imbue, a 12-foot-tall bronze evoking the Yoruba goddess Yemoja, commissioned by the Benton Museum of Art and now standing in its new home on the Pomona College campus. On the event of this new work and her biggest museum survey show yet, Of Aether and Earthe, Alison Saar spoke with Jori Finkle of the New York Times for an interview.