Holly Wilson-Voyage- Cigar Figures
Voyage: Cigar Figures

HollyWilson-Voyage Cigar Figures-detail

Bronze, Poplar, Steel, Patina
17″ x 62.5″ x 4.25″
By Holly Wilson


Wally Workman Gallery
1202 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78703

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: December 3, 2014
  • Focal length: 4mm
  • Aperture: f/2
  • Exposure: 1/120 second
  • ISO: 50