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Lost in My History-Holly Wilson

Lost in My History

Lost in My History

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

As a young girl my dad had these amazing, beaded work 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 keep me from the history and the 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 bead and the way to hold the needle are 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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MA Doran Gallery
3509 S. Peoria Avenue | Tulsa, OK 74105 | 918.748.8700

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Her Birdens

Her Birdens

Unique Cast Bronze, Patina, Sterling Silver on Birch, 30” x 24” x 4”

She holds that which is precious close to her, the babies sit top of her head, her mind, her heart. There will be the day in which she will not be able to hold them close to keep them safe, but that is not today.

Barn Swallows build a nest above our front door one year and I remember watching them build, then grow their family. The babies looked like little bandits and would watch you as you walked up. There was the one that would sit high in the nest craning his head to watch you, then one that was tucked just behind peeking out to see you. This reminded me of my own children. Wilson was always bold and the one edge ready to see the world, where Zoe would sit back, quietly watching you and the world before she would make a move. The parallels in our world of nature fill my mind and my days.

A burden, as anything or anyone you care for creates a responsibility for you. I echo this, casting the baby birds in sterling silver for they are precious to her.

 

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For inquiries, please contact:

MA Doran Gallery
3509 S. Peoria Avenue | Tulsa, OK 74105 | 918.748.8700

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