How Much More Must She Bear

How Much More Must She Bear-Holly Wilson
How Much More Must She Bear


The Bear Girls do not see the color of each other’s’ skin or limitations that have been placed upon them because of who they are or where they come. They are in this world together and the possibilities are endless.

While getting my children ready for school we were pulling together pencils, folders, colored pencils, and crayons. The kids began talking about their friends. In the conversation, they were describing the children, “the girl with the yellow hair, the boy with the brown skin,” in a very casually descriptive manner with no malice to the differences. This made me think more about how we see people as we grow older. How we change in our viewpoints and how we judge based on what we see on the surface. We are all the same below, no matter the color, shape, or origin.

How Much More Must She Bear
Crayon, Plexiglas, and Birch
36”x 24”x 4.5”

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In the Collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS