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Firelei Báez walks with a brush and paint can in hand as she works on her largest sculptural installation to date, a reimagined version of the archeological ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti installed at the ICA Watershed in East Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Firelei Báez walks with a brush and paint can in hand as she works on her largest sculptural installation to date, a reimagined version of the archeological ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti installed at the ICA Watershed in East Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

WBUR's Cristela Guerra takes us inside the latest work of renowned artist Firelei Báez, who explores the complicated history of the color indigo and pays homage to a majestic ruin in Haiti.

Firelei Báez’s sculptural installation includes symbols of healing and resistance, patterning drawn from West African indigo printing traditions, and sea growths native to Caribbean waters. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Firelei Báez’s sculptural installation includes symbols of healing and resistance, patterning drawn from West African indigo printing traditions, and sea growths native to Caribbean waters. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A detail of one of the columns of Firelei Báez’s Sans-Souci Palace. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A detail of one of the columns of Firelei Báez’s Sans-Souci Palace. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This segment aired on July 14, 2021.

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Cristela Guerra is an arts and culture reporter for WBUR.

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