Bia I

Bia I

Artist: Holly Wong

Title: Bia I

Attribution: Bia I, 2020, Holly Wong

Year: 2020

Materials: Colored pencil & graphite on woven drafting film

Dimensions: 19"W x 24"H x 3"D

Image Statement: For this series, I chose the Greek goddess “Bia” who represented the female personification of power, force and raw energy. The “Bia” assemblages were created this past spring under the shelter in place order in San Francisco. I felt a sense of helplessness in those early months because so little was known about COVID-19 at the time. In those moments, I chose to reach back into antiquity for the archetype of Bia. The intense color and patterning of this series is an homage to Bia’s raw energy and her sense of resilience.