We Need A Hero

We Need a Hero-v2-Holly Wilson
We Need a Hero

This boy stands tall ready to defend his world. The airplanes representing his messages are going out into the world. These messages both large and small, some will survive and some will not go very far. The bombs represent messages that are incoming from both people and society on a daily basis. The blue bombs are just for practice and have no explosives while the white ones with a yellow ring indicate that they are highly explosive and may cause much destruction.

Bronze and Patina
10′ x 12′ x 8.5″, 2015


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Exhibition History

    • On Turtle’s Back, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL (Sept 13, 2019 -December 23, 2019)
    • 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)
    • Four by Four 2016: Midwest Invitational Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri (September 10 – December 4, 2016)
    • A Foot in Two Worlds, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 18 – August 21, 2015)



We Need A Hero-Holly Wilson


We Need A Hero-Holly Wilson


We Need A Hero-Holly Wilson


SpringField Art Museum “We Need a Hero” by Holly Wilson