ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
Soar Like an Eagle: 1996 (34 ft. x 12 ft.
x .5 ft)
English Landing Elementary School
Tapestry made with the help of 600 elementary school kids and their parents.
Project New Mexico: A 4,000 mile bicycle adventure through each county of the state of New Mexico. Extended time was spent in four diverse communities creating these art projects in Zuni, Cimmaron, Roswell, and Demming:
The Passing of Oral Traditions: 1995, ZEE Recycling Center, Zuni, NM Two larger than life permanent outdoor sculptures depicting a grandmother in traditional clothes talking to a little boy. These sculptures were made with the help of about fifty Zuni Residents, mostly adult disabled clients working at the recycling center.
The Santa Fe Trail: 1995 (7' x 14' x 12') High School, Cimarron, NM Tapestry depicting a wagon on the Santa Fe Trail made with the help of about 250 elementary and high school students.
The Hands of Hope: 1995, Recycling Center, City of Roswell, NM
Two 16 x 30 foot banners with 850 hands and messages of hope for the future, and six double-life size figures representing the community's hope that people of different ages and cultures will join hands in friendship and peace.
The Little Vineyard RV Park: 1995 (3.5' x 6' x .5') Demming, NM
Tapestry depicting an elderly couple playing cards in front of their RV, made over Christmas week with help from about 30 residents and visitors to the park. It is on permanent display in the Recreation Center of the Little Vineyard RV Park, 2901 Motel Drive East.
San Isidro: 1994 (4' x 4') Church tapestry, Ejido La Esperanza, MexicoEl Gallo: 1993 (3' x 3' x 2') Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Mary and Baby Jesus: 1994 (2' x 2') Church tapestry, Ejido La Esperanza
Kinder Mural: 1994 (16' x 20') Ejido La Esperanza, Mexico
Holly's Private Collection
San Simone - Buena Vista Studio, 4301 W 51 ST, Roeland Park, KS
Vulture - Macey Center. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM
Coffee Break - Macey Center. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM
Banjo Player - Macey Center. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM
Lady Sings the Blues - American Jazz Museum. Blue Room 18th & Vine, Kansas City, Mo.
Cowboy - Private collection, Socorro, NM
Three Idols - Macey Center. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM
Money Talks - Buena Vista Studio, 4301 W 51 ST, Roeland Park, KS.
Cherry Pie - Macey Center. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM
Spaghetti and Fork - Macey Center. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM
Under Currents - Traveling Kansas City, Mo.
Eaglets at Breakfast - Traveling Kansas City, Mo.
Swampbuster - Traveling Kansas City, Mo.
Thanksgiving Turkeys, 1998-99
A dozen people representing different types of families were asked to collect things from their Thanksgiving Day celebration, (or non-celebration), and things that represented what they were grateful for. These materials were made into a series of turkey sculptures shared in the Manchester Elementary school (Massachusetts) and later used in drawing classes.
Mother's Hand of Wisdom, 1996
Mother's Day Celebration (20' x 20' x 4') Farmers Market, Kansas City, Mo.
A giant hand was created in a grassy park by placing 4' rebar stakes in the ground and wraping them with a clear 3' plastic. People were invited to write tributes to their mothers with markers on the plastic. The sculpture was left open at the wrist, kids especially liked running up and down the ten foot fingers.
Earth Dancers, 1993
Over 100 Life size figures. Las Cruces, NM. Earth Day Celebration.
For this project one and a half tons of cardboard were collected and laminated into five foot by seven foot slabs. The slabs were taken around town where citizens volunteered to lay down and have their silhouette traced. Each was cut out and embelished with recyclable materials illustrating different messages about the environment.
This recycling awareness project was implemented by Olin Calk, Holly Hughes, Rick Tilllinghast, and the citizens of Las Cruces, and sponsored by the City of Las Cruces Recycling Department with funding from the EPA.
Adventures on Crane Island
1992-1994 (12' x 20'x 4') changing sculpture, Socorro, NM.
In the fall of 1992 the community of Socorro, was invited to help make a sculpture of a bicycle for a street median recycling coax cable. This Bicycle became a vehicle of celebration for many community events and seasonal holidays. A 20' Sandhill Crane rode the bike for the fall Festival of the Cranes. It was decorated for the holidays, and got a special present on Christmas. The first year it got Crane-Ola Crayons, the second year it got a Book titled "Adventures on Crane Island". The community was invited to participate by expressing their ideas for the Crane's continuing adventures through original art, literature, theatrical prouctions, music, and scientific research. The local paper printed stories, andthe Middle school teacheres explored the crane theme in all their classes. In the fall an exhibit compiled the work of 1280 participants and included a live performance at New Mexico Tech's Macey Center.