There is a singular glue that unites every person, beyond historical or cultural place, into one greater human family. Suffering is our common song as well as our path to transformation, the strange fruit of crisis, without which true joy is beyond reach.
So we each wrestle the dark angel who leaves us with both a wound and a blessing. As with the strings of a violin, it’s tension between opposite poles - body and spirit, Eros and Thanatos, feminine and masculine, Yin and Yang - that makes possible life's beautiful music.
is the first American artist ever invited to give a solo exhibit at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, the world's largest art museum, where his sculptures remain on permanent display.
His work has gained notice also among some of the world's peacemakers. Nobel prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter are among Holmes' best-known collectors. Holmes was also commissioned to create the U.N. Women's Peace Prize. Holmes believes art will help heal the world in these troubling times.
In nature you will never see a straight line, which appears only as the path of our wish to make our environment fit our desire for smooth fulfillment, totally devoid of inefficiency. But in truth everything meanders. Besides, the closer you look, even the "straight lines" humans like to force on our materials reveal more of the living, breathing, wiggling nature that produced the material. Sometimes the hand can reveal unevenness in sculpture, proving that our eyes fool us into false belief in straightnesses.