Barbara Earl Thomas describes herself as a witness and a chronicler, creating stories from the apocalypse we live in now and narrating how life goes on in the midst of the chaos. One question is particularly central to her practice: What is our responsibility as humans to each other, especially in times of tragedy, violence, death, natural or human disasters?
Earl Thomas is an award-winning writer and visual artist with a career that spans more than 30 years. Her far-ranging exhibits include The Savannah Contemporary Art Museum and the Seattle and Tacoma Art Museums with solo exhibits at the Meadows Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana and the Evansville Museum of Art and Technology in Indiana. Her works, widely collected, are included in the Portland, Seattle and Tacoma Art Museums and private and corporate collections such as Microsoft, 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.