Project Type: Photography

Holly Wilson-Red

Red

As children, we make and wear masks to become anything we want or need to be. We can do anything in them, from being a superhero to a bird in flight. As adults, the layers and meaning of masks deepen and grow. They are a way to represent the different personas that we need or desire to be in life. Masks are an identity that one can live through or hide behind.

RED
Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/4″ plexi with museum mount
36″ x 24″

2, 4, and 5 available from the edition of 5

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio

 

In the Collection of:

  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • C. N. Gorman Museum, Davis, California

Exhibition History

  • Holly Wilson: Talk Story, C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California-Davis
    (January 9-March 16, 2018)

 

Here-Holly Wilson

Here

In a strategic trickster twist, I feature children, often masked, as a tool to bring the viewer into my work. Masks are multi-layered. They are a mechanism to hide or obscure our true intentions, acting as a wall between us and the world. Masks are also agents of transformation, powerful and sometimes dangerous.

HERE

Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/4″ plexi with museum mount
36″ x 24″

1-5 edition

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio

 

 

Holly Wilson-The Strong

The Strong

THE STRONG

Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/8″ plexi with museum mount
24″ x 36″

1, 3, 4 and 5 available from the edition of 5

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio

My work attempts to explore what lies beneath or in the shadows. I am intrigued with the power of these shadows in our lives and how they haunt us or make us doubt our reality, at times even terrorizing us. I consciously incorporate shadows in my work by controlling the lighting and relationships of the figures, giving form to the secrets that linger in our lives.

In the Collection of:

  • C. N. Gorman Museum, Davis, California

Exhibition History

  • Holly Wilson: Talk Story, C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California-Davis
    (January 9-March 16, 2018)
Holly Wilson-Ghost of the Dead

Ghost of the Dead

In a strategic trickster twist, I feature children, often masked, as a tool to bring the viewer into my work. Masks are multi-layered. They are a mechanism to hide or obscure our true intentions, acting as a wall between us and the world. Masks are also agents of transformation, powerful and sometimes dangerous.

GHOST OF THE DEAD
Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/4″ plexi with museum mount
24″ x 36″

1, 2, 3, and 5 available from the edition of 5

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio

My work attempts to explore what lies beneath or in the shadows. I am intrigued with the power of these shadows in our lives and how they haunt us or make us doubt our reality, at times even terrorizing us. I consciously incorporate shadows in my work by controlling the lighting and relationships of the figures, giving form to the secrets that linger in our lives.

In the Collection of:

  • C. N. Gorman Museum, Davis, California

Exhibition History

  • Holly Wilson: Talk Story, C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California-Davis
    (January 9-March 16, 2018)
With Wings-Holly Wilson

With Wings

With Wings

Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/4″ plexi with museum mount
24″ x 36″

1-5 edition

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio

My work attempts to explore what lies beneath or in the shadows. I am intrigued with the power of these shadows in our lives and how they haunt us or make us doubt our reality, at times even terrorizing us. I consciously incorporate shadows in my work by controlling the lighting and relationships of the figures, giving form to the secrets that linger in our lives.

 

Vortex

VORTEX

Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/4″ plexi with museum mount
24″ x 36″

1-5 edition

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio

My work attempts to explore what lies beneath or in the shadows. I am intrigued with the power of these shadows in our lives and how they haunt us or make us doubt our reality, at times even terrorizing us. I consciously incorporate shadows in my work by controlling the lighting and relationships of the figures, giving form to the secrets that linger in our lives.

 

Let Go

LET GO

Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/4″ plexi with museum mount
36″ x 24″

1-5 edition

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio

ER by Holly Wilson

ER

ER

Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/4″ plexi with museum mount
36″ x 24″

1-5 edition

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio

Holly Wilson-Back

Back

BACK

Archival Color Photograph
mounted on 1/4″ plexi with museum mount
24″ x 36″

1-5 edition

For inquiries, please contact: The Studio