WATCHER-Holly Wilson


Encaustic and Bronze on Birch
10″ x 11″ x 4″
By Holly Wilson


M.A. Doran Gallery
3509 S. Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74105

As a Delaware/Cherokee Native American, I grew up hearing family stories of shape shifters with the idea of a trickster who hides their identity, birds as messengers, and owls as bearers of tragic news. In “Watcher” you see where the bird is shifting and he is stuck between the two worlds trying to choose, the world of man or the world of the spirit. He has the hands and eyes of mankind but they are still in bird form.

Technical Details

  • Camera: PENTAX K10D
  • Taken: January 11, 2014
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • Aperture: f/724
  • Exposure: 1/6 second
  • ISO: 100