Mother and Daughter: Cigar Figures
Mother and Daughter: Cigar Figures

HollyWilson-Mother and Daughter

Bronze and Wood
16” x 6” x 4”, 2014
By Holly Wilson


Bonner David Galleries
7040 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

The Cigar Figures come from a Native American story of my childhood that my mother told of the “Stick People”. These Stick People were figures that would run through night and call your name, if you were to go with them you were never hear from again. The Cigar Figures are my re-interpretation of that story. The story of family and our past, when light falls on the figures the shadow cast on the wall represents for me memory. Like a shadow these memories cannot be held, in the end we are only a shadow in history shadows on this earth.

The figures are made of real cigars and found sticks. I then cast them in bronze.

Technical Details

  • Camera: iPhone 5
  • Taken: October 13, 2014
  • Focal length: 4mm
  • Aperture: f/2
  • Exposure: 1/120 second
  • ISO: 64