Welcome to Juliet Holland’s Website
Building literally from dust and earth, sand and clay… my work focuses on the process of transformation – from disintegration and decay to a new form of beauty. The surface reveals an archaeological history of the treatment it has received: rain and earthquake, ancient graffiti, hints of fragmented calligraphy like scars on the skin and soul. Erosion and layering evoking passing time and the continuum of change in nature’s infinite progression.
An aspect that has always intrigued me is the mystery that lies within and behind—piercing of layers leading to unexpected discoveries beneath. This combination of deterioration and inflicted markings, construction and destruction, becomes a means of stating both the quality and unity of all things. No endings — the process of becoming.
Juliet Holland, New York City
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About this work, I can only say…
I am compelled by the “Matter” of physical materials as means to make specific, in visual language, far reaching associations related to life, time and process. These eroded surfaces become a synthesis of layers of experience. My concepts of relics, traces, markings, and scripts forming collective history… obscure lettering representing all that was ever written.
Ancient cultures have always been of great interest to me and my efforts to probe and penetrate unknown terrain have led me to take up residence in some foreign places of consciousness. All of this, somehow, fragments of the journey through the earth’s deeply scarred crust. All human experience beginning and ending…dust to dust…
Juliet Holland New York City