Project Type: Bonner David Galleries

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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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

Renewal The Belief in Hope- Holly Wilson
Renewal The Belief in Hope- Holly Wilson
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Renewal The Belief in Hope-Holly Wilson
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Wind Rider

Wind Rider

Unique Cast Bronze and Patina, 17” x 48” x 8.5” , 2022

My children and I love to pick up sticks that look like birds or dragons. In the story I made up with my daughter there is a young girl who is playing outside when she hears a rustling in the bushes next to her, as she looks closer, she sees this beautiful dragon emerge with a long body and tail. They both stare at each other in amazement and then the dragon says, “Can you see me? Only MY Rider can truly see me.” The young girl tells the dragon “I can see you”, and then they rode through the skies for the rest of the afternoon. When her mom looked out the window, she only saw her playing with a stick, but for the girl, she saw her dragon, and she was the Wind Rider.

As we get older, I think we forget to see the dragons that are hiding in the sticks and that we can fly through the skies with our arms outstretched, feeling the wind pass beneath us.  I try to remember, never stop looking for the magic, and that our dreams can come true.

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For inquiries, please contact Bonner David Galleries

Currently on view in Scottsdale

7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

 

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Wind Rider

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Wind Rider
Wind Rider-Holly Wilson
Wind Rider

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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Currently on view in Scottsdale

7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

Bloodline Keeper of the Seeds
Bloodline Keeper of the Seeds

Lost Within My History

Lost Within My History

Unique Cast Bronze, Patina, Glass, Brass, 14” x 6” x 6”, 2022

As a young girl, my dad had these amazing, beaded works of art that he made, and from time to time, I would start but then stop or walk away from learning, leaving pieces in mid-process. I was young, then later my life was busy, and one reason after another kept me from history and time. My dad has passed away, and that time I could have spent with him learning and hearing his stories of how and why the thread it pulled through the beeswax and the cut of the bead and the way to hold the needle is lost. I lost not just the history but him and that time with him. I am now looking to teach myself these ways, and I hold him in my mind and my heart as I go forward.

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Currently on view in Scottsdale

7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

All for Their Love-Holly Wilson

All for Their Love

“All for Their Love”
Unique Cast Bronze with Patina, Cedar
6″ x 6″ x 3”

Love is not made to fit into a box; it is alive, ever-moving, and changing. I love you; I love them, I love her, I love him, it is all for their love.

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For inquiries, please contact Bonner David Galleries

Currently on view in Scottsdale

7040 E. Main Street | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.941.8500 | www.BonnerDavid.com

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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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

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Frayed-Holly Wilson- Side View

 

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