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

Pressure from the Burn, 1995


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


Pressure from the Burn
Artist Life
born 1950
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