Mothers often act as a balancing force in our world. This figure acts as an archetype of all mothers. She sits balanced upon a piece of poplar wood. Her position seems precarious but is secure and necessary, a creation of equilibrium. 

Bronze, Poplar, Steel
63”x 31”x 24”


Currently on view at:
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe NM, (MoCNA) South Gallery
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501 

Exhibition History

  • 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)
  • SFA Alumni Exhibition, The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, Texas (October 27, 2016 –January 14, 2017)
  • Conversations: Eiteljorg Native Art Fellowship, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis IN (November 14, 2015-February 14, 2016)


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