Juliet Holland Signed 1990 “Misty Blue Current III” Clay Wall Sculpture
A 1990 mixed media wall sculpture titled Misty Blue Current III by American artist Juliet Holland (1937-2017). Composed of clay, the wall piece depicts an abstract rainbow of metallic copper, black, and blue accents. Bold blocks of color are dispersed throughout the piece with deliberate striations of vertically dripped lines. Mounds of purposefully placed clay, resin, and paint give dramatic texture to the entirety of the piece. The sculpture is titled, signed, dated on verso “Misty Blue Current III Juliet Holland 1990”.
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.
12” x 19.5” x 2.5”.
Some wear consistent with age. Intentional distressing throughout.
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