Barbara Thomas, b. 1948
Place Set, Lost Place

Tempera on paper
17 1/2" x 35 1/2" x 1 3/4"

Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection

Barbara Thomas, a Seattle artist, explores in this painting individual responsibility in the struggles that take place around the world. Place Set, Lost Place is taken from The Book of Telling, a series completed in 1995.

"Fire and water fill our fairy tales, moral admonition, fantasy and nightmares... I decided that in a world of constant shipwrecks we are all fishers of men. It is our job to save each other," says Thomas.