%C2%A9 Lonnie Holley %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

Pressure from the Burn, 1995

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Lonnie B. Holley created Pressure from the Burn as a reminder to persist in the face of hatred and violence against African-American people and culture. The fire hose and wood used to fashion this cross came from a railroad bed near Sloss Furnace, in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1993, Holley had made a monumental work called The Goal of Creativity on the site that the city destroyed a year later without warning Holley. When he made this cross, he said, "Having to put out a fire inside yourself, no matter how bad the blaze you been in, you got to go on carrying your

burden."

Details
Title
Pressure from the Burn
Artist Life
born 1950
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2019.16.11
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