Artist: Holly Wong
Title: Spiral Dance
Attribution: Spiral Dance, 2020, Holly Wong
Materials: Colored pencil & graphite on drafting film, suspended from ceiling
Dimensions: 9’H x 12.5’W
Image Statement: The act of spiral dancing refers to a neopagan ritual of raising power in a community or group often in feminist Wiccan traditions. I am connecting to this tradition by making art that seeks to celebrate all that is feminine and strong in me. It is a celebration of what I am, exactly the way I am vs. a shrinking away from myself. As I worked, I felt a kind of energy flow into me as if I was literally "drawing" down the energy or cultivating it in the work. Art for me is a lifesaving and life affirming action. It seems even more critical now than ever.