Thoma Swanson OP
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Thoma was awarded the Fra Angelico Award in 2005. A Dominican Sister of Peace, Thoma Swanson OP is a Dominican artist, scholar and teacher, who has devoted her life to preaching the gospel through her artwork. Her art ranges from woodcuts to paintings, from murals to tapestries. However, she is best known for her stained glass windows and Dominican Icons. In Chimbote, Peru, Thoma organized small groups
 of women to create and sell 
needlework and other
 handcrafts at fair-trade prices. 
The message of her work is that
 art is "a rejoicing in the beauty
 of the world. Without it, our lives
 are very empty and cold and 
1991Choque de Culturas-Nina de Chavin
1991Choque de Culturas-Staying Informed
1987 Choque de Culturas-Nino de Sechin
Dominican the Innkeeper
Cross of Hidden Joy
Middle Falls, Letchworth
Tucson,  Murray's Grapefruit
Valle de Santa Eulalia,Peru
with honey from the rock
Albert the Great
Angels, Guadelupe, Peru
Jesus, the Good Shepherd
Holy Family
God's Tent
Fireland prairie
Every Human heart will melt
Mary Magdalen
Mary anointing Jesus
Mary anointing Jesus detail
Here are the days of Creation, a silk banner exhibited in the Ohio State Fair. The days are: winds over the void, separation of the waters above and below, stars and moon, sun and all plants, animals and all human persons, God says: "It is good!" God rests.
Peruvian Folk Art: "Tapicitos de Vivencia" or "Little Tapestries of Life"