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A View from Within Under the Skin

Holly Wilson's avatar Holly Wilson

The way we see others and how we see ourselves has been a subject that I have had in my life since I was small. I am both Native American and Caucasian, growing up I felt I was not enough of one or the other, that pull made me question all parts of myself. All this history, this past, came flooding back one day while getting my own children ready for school, the smell of the crayons, the vivid colors, and the thoughts of my own youth. I think if we could see ourselves as all the colors in the crayon box in all the shades we would be kinder, we would be able to feel if just for a moment, another’s life and see how our world could change in such a way that kids would no longer worry if they are too light or too dark, or if they belonged and they could feel accepted as the person they are. We could see that we all belong, we are more than a classification between extremes, we are all the colors, and that we hold an untold number of possibilities. 12 girls 24 colors total of 288 girls

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Crayola Crayon
  • Width: 144 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 108 inches