Yielding to the Ancestors While Controlling the Hands of Time

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1992
Found wood and metal
108.5 x 59.5 x 22 inches

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"The top head is an ancestor. It resembles a robot representing the center of control of our thought. It rests on another head that continues life going on. That head resembles an upside down space capsule for continuing exploration. The eyes are like yield signs turned upside down.

"The top head is an ancestor. It resembles a robot representing the center of control of our thought. It rests on another head that continues life going on. That head resembles an upside down space capsule for continuing exploration. The eyes are like yield signs turned upside down. The nose also. We have to yield to the things we see, to see them better for understanding, and we have to yield to the air we breathe. The mouth is a square within a square. It represents the speaking of the truth. Below is a target-like form. We are the targets in time. The hands of time is controlled by us. They are lifted in appreciation and praise. The person controlled by his inner self, his spiritual part, is controlling the hands of time. If he doesn't yield to the ways of his ancestors, he destroys time." —Lonnie Holley