Juliet Holland Signed 1990 “Misty Blue Current II” Clay Wall Sculpture
A 1990 mixed media wall sculpture titled Misty Blue Current II by American artist Juliet Holland (1937-2017). Composed of clay, the wall piece depicts an abstract rainbow of metallic rose, white, black, and blues. Bold blocks of color are dispersed throughout the piece with deliberate striations of electric blue, teal, and black. Mounds of purposefully placed clay, resin, charcoal and paint give dramatic texture to the entirety of the piece. The sculpture is titled and signed on verso “Misty Blue Current II Juliet Holland”.
Born in Wellesley Hills and Duxbury, Massachusetts, Juliet Holland (1937-2017) moved on from her life as a suburban wife, mother, and social hostess and began her art practice in the 1960s. Holland’s adult life was spent between two chosen homes; for more than 35 years, she lived between an apartment at Bleeker and Broadway in New York City and a tiny fisherman’s cottage in Saugatuck Shores, Connecticut. Her technique mirrored her dual landscapes and incorporated rich layers of sand, paints, clay, powders, metallics, and natural elements, which were built up, then scratched and scraped back down, creating layers — evoking time.
Holland showed in over one hundred one-person and group exhibitions between 1981 and 2018. Her work is held in museums such as the San Antonio Museum of Modern Art, Reading Public Museum, as well as a number of corporate and private collections. Holland was a co-founder of Art Bridge, a program that established an artist exchange between Japan and the United States for twelve years. In addition to being an artist and businesswoman, she worked as a curator of several exhibitions and was on the board of directors of Lamia Ink!, a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts.
11” x 19.5” x 2”.
Some wear consistent with age. Intentional distressing throughout.
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