28 - Holly Wilson

The Art 


“BELONGING” by Holly Wilson
Bronze, Patina and Geode, 
9.5″ x 10″ x 6″, 2014  

Holly Wilson 
artist statement : 

“….. I am a Delaware/Cherokee Native American; I grew up hearing many stories from my mother. My figures serve as my storytellers in the world, telling stories of the sacred and the precious, capturing moments of our day, our vulnerabilities, and our strengths….”

“Belonging” . We are always looking for that feeling of belonging that sense of a key in a lock. The geode I broke open revealing two sides. Here I have a boy and a girl, I see them as the masculine and feminine in us all. The figures here are fitted to that geode when they are still in wax; they are not glued they are keyed to the rock that they belong to, two sides of the self, two halves of a whole.

The Music 

Enchanted by the figures and their messages, I let my focus rest on the two halves of the geode: of the two selves making up the whole. Connecting to self, the the other, the clan and to their sense of place. I felt that cross rhythms were the key to harnessing these layers of meaning.

Trust you enjoy a secure and abiding sense of place where ever you may be.

"Helen I am so pleased with the sound/painting you have created in response my geode figures. I want to thank you for including my work in this wonderful project. I will be watching as the weeks follow for more of your beautiful creations".

Holly Wilson