Project Type: Bonner David Galleries

Bloodline, Keeper of the Seeds

Bloodline, Keeper of the Seeds
2021, 30″ x 98″ x 18″ in, Unique cast bronze with patina, cedar, and steel

It is a matriarchal society that my family lineage comes from; the woman cared for the children and the stories of their family. They told the history and planted the seeds for the next generation. Their lives, my life, and that of my daughter are full of the twists and turns that women hold in our society.

The Cigar Figures come from a childhood Native American story that my mother told of the “Stick People.” The “Stick People” would run through the night and call your name; if you went with them, you were never heard from again. She never described the figures, and I was always drawn to the idea of what they looked like. The Cigar Figures are my reimagining of that story, now a story of family and my past—a complicated narrative of loss, survival, and resilience. The figures are made from real cigars and found sticks, all cast in bronze. The faces are of the ancestors and family shaped from the idea of a cameo or silhouette painting to capture the faces of the families.

When hung, the light casts a shadow of the figures on the wall. This shadow represents memory for me. Like a shadow, these memories cannot be held, and in the end, we are all only a shadow in history, shadows on this earth.

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Bonner David Galleries

22 E. 81 ST | New York City, New York 10028 | 929.226.7800 | www.bdgartboutique.com
7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

 

Bloodline Keeper of the Seeds
Bloodline Keeper of the Seeds
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One Fish Two Fish

ONE FISH TWO FISH

2016, 30” x 30”x 4.5”, Unique Cast Bronze with Patina

In the moments before I fall asleep, I feel like I am floating in a large body of water with all the days happening and all the possibilities mixing around me like fish in the ocean, each one a choice I can make in my life that could lead to many different outcomes, the path is unknown and each different from the other.

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BONNER DAVID GALLERIES

22 E. 81 ST | New York City, New York 10028 | 929.226.7800 | www.bdgartboutique.com
7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

 

Exhibition History

  • Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, (February 22 – Oct 20, 2020)
  • Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now,Nasher Museum of Art
  • at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, (August 29, 2019 – January 12, 2020)
  • Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville  Arkansas (October 6, 2018, through January 7, 2019)
  • Four by Four 2016: Midwest Invitational Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri (September 10 – December 4, 2016)

Bibliography

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now”, book by Mindy N. Besaw, Candice Hopkins, and Manuela Well-Off-Man; p 182-183 (2018)

Holly Wilson-One Fish Two Fish
ONE FISH TWO FISH

Holly Wilson-One Fish Two Fish-Detail Fish

Frayed-Holly Wilson

Frayed

Frayed

2017, 42” x 21” x 6”, Unique Cast Bronze with Patina

Frayed that point when all is coming apart in your world. You find a point at which you can balance things above, below, and within.

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For inquiries, please contact:
Bonner David Art Boutique
22 E. 81 ST | New York City, New York 10028 | 929.226.7800

Bonner David Galleries
7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500

Frayed-Holly Wilson-Lower view

Frayed-Holly Wilson- Side View

 

Renewal The Belief in Hope-Holly Wilson

Renewal: The Belief in Hope

They say that to grow a garden is to believe in hope; you must believe that the seeds you put into the earth will grow. The beauty of this simple act has captivated me since I watched my dad garden when I was very small. He would tie string so tight for the beans to climb that when the winds of Oklahoma would blow, the string would sing. It was as if the garden was a symphony in and of itself with the strings and the sound of the corn stalks rattling. The buzz of the bees as they made their way from flower-to-flower fat with the bright yellow pollen and the crackling hum of the cicadas in the late Oklahoma August months. I can close my eyes and am transported back.

“Renewal: The Belief in Hope”
Unique Cast Bronze with Patina and Birch Panel
40” x 30” x 8”

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For inquiries, please contact:

Bonner David Galleries

22 E. 81 ST | New York City, New York 10028 | 929.226.7800 | www.bdgartboutique.com
7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

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Renewal The Belief in Hope- Holly Wilson
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She Bears the Seeds-Holly Wilson

She Bears the Seeds

“She Bears the Seeds”
Unique Cast Bronze on Birch, 14” x 11” 3.5”

Within each flower, there are the seeds to the next generation of that flower, not one but many. We are like that flower holding not one seed but a whole generation; we pass on life, we pass history of where we come from and who we are and what we can be, hope for the next generation of life.

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For inquiries, please contact:

BONNER DAVID GALLERIES

22 E. 81 ST | New York City, New York 10028 | 929.226.7800 | www.bdgartboutique.com
7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

 

Her Story-HollyWilson

Her Story

“Her Story”
Unique Cast Bronze, Patina, Birch Panel, 12” Round

In each of us, there is a story that only we can tell. It is full of beauty, sadness, laughter, love, tears, and joy. Take the time to breathe in the journey we each are on.

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For inquiries, please contact:

Bonner David Galleries

22 E. 81 ST | New York City, New York 10028 | 929.226.7800 | www.bdgartboutique.com
7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

Her Story-sv-Holly Wilson
Her Story