Icon Series-2

Sgraffito drawings created by layering carbon soot from an acetylene flame on canvas, then delicately carving away the soot with a variety of jewelry polishing tools.

Face Value-2

Soot drawings in this series are an investigation into presenting the female image as a powerful and autonomous identity that understands her own worth through the objects she creates and images herself with. Created by depositing carbon soot from an acetylene torch directly on canvas that is then precisely removed with jewelry polishing tools leaving a gray scale image that represents Holden as mother, metalsmith and jeweler.

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