Im Still Here-Holly Wilson
I'm Still Here

The boarding schools cut the hair and stole the language of Native American children. But inside, they were still there. My sister lost her hair to cancer and people stopped making eye contact, leaving her to feel invisible. But she was still there. The old tree was cut down, but its power to lead to the spirit world is still there. Through everything, they whisper, “I’m still here.”

I’m Still Here
Bronze, patina, flex cord
29”x 27”x 24”

Sold MA Doran Gallery

On view October 9, 2020 – March 28, 2021, as a part of the exhibition “Weaving History into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn” at Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd, Tulsa, OK 74127

Exhibition History

  • On Turtle’s Back, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL (Sept 13, 2019 – December 23, 2019)
  • On Turtle’s Back, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe NM (May 25, 2018 – January 27, 2019)
  • Holly Wilson: Talk Story, C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California-Davis (January 9 – March 16, 2018)

I'm Still Here-Detail-Holly Wilson