Calypso 3

Mixed Media
21" x 26"
Signature on the back

 

Gouache, candle smoke, sewn transparencies and fabric on paper, framed

Retail Price: $800

Minimum Bid: $300

Buy It Now: $1200

 

Holly Wong

Holly creates installations and works on paper that summon protection and celebrate female energy. Using materials such as colored pencil, drafting film, thread, gouache and candle smoke, she strives to reconnect in herself what has been fragmented. Much of Holly’s work is constructed with ephemeral materials that are both strong and fragile simultaneously. Working often within the context of memory and impermanence, she gathers images and patterns which to draw or paint and then collage and sew, originating from her trauma and pain but then being transformed by her art making. Holly often names my pieces after Goddesses because her work once completed becomes a form of drawing down female energy and life force. She is calling upon those forces of protection through the practice of making artwork. Holly is an artist who lives and works in San Francisco. She was educated at the San Francisco Art Institute where she graduated with a MFA with a concentration in New Genres. She has had over 50 group exhibitions and 10 solo exhibitions at venues such as the Smithsonian Institute of American Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in Vermont, and Visual Art Exchange in North Carolina.