The Spirit of My Grandmother Wrapped in the Blanket of Time

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1987
Wood, sawdust, glue, patchwork quilt
46.5 x 28 x 4.5 inches

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In The Spirit of My Grandmother Wrapped in the Blanket of Time, Holley, following the African tradition, uses a masklike form to evoke the soul of his grandmother.

In The Spirit of My Grandmother Wrapped in the Blanket of Time, Holley, following the African tradition, uses a masklike form to evoke the soul of his grandmother. She wears a patchwork quilt for her head rag; the quilt becomes both crown and emblem of her hard domestic labor.