Juliet Holland Signed 1995 “Journey... and Return” Mixed Media Wall Assemblage
A 1995 mixed media wall assemblage titled, Journey...and Return by American artist Juliet Holland (1937-2017). Composed of found objects including cardboard and driftwood, the assemblage uses pastel blue and dusty rose hues throughout. Abstract mounds that are intentionally distressed with penetrating gashes and hash markings are surrounded by clouds of sand and clay joined by linear slashes of color. The piece is titled, signed, and dated verso.
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.
28.75" x 30" x 2.5".
Intentional wear throughout with cuts, scrapes, chipping, and distressing.
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