Holly Wilson-Masked

Bronze, African Mahogany
22.5” x 3.5” x 4”
By Holly Wilson


Collection of: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art,
Indianapolis, Indiana

November 14, 2015 – February 28, 2016
“Conversations”, Contemporary Art Fellowship Group Exhibition
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
500 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Masks are layered with meaning from creatures in nature to a child’s imagined world. As children, we make and wear masks to be anything we want or need to be and we could do anything in them, from being a super hero to a bird in flight. As adults, the layers and meaning deepen and grow and these masks are a way to represent the different personas that we need or desire to be in life. They become an identity that one can live through or hide behind in our roles – I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, an aunt, a wife, a mother, artist, and Indian.

Technical Details

  • Camera: PENTAX K10D
  • Taken: April 6, 2012
  • Focal length: 21mm
  • Aperture: f/724
  • Exposure: 1/3 second
  • ISO: 100