Smoke House Night-Time

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The concept of home is something that is important to all of us. Our physical homes and psychological sense of home are vulnerable to a wide range of threats, including both natural and man-made disasters. In this ink drawing, a large cloud billows out of a symbolic home, filled with drawings of the possessions and artifacts going up in smoke.

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Olivia Chapman

February 17, 2022

Very moody and dreamlike.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

January 30, 2022

Intricate and beautifully detailed, Hollis Hammonds’ "Smoke House Night-Time" is an alluring and alarming ink on paper drawing. As Hammonds points out, the desire for a home and the security, comfort, and sense of autonomy that company it is shared by all. However, the safety and security a home conveys come with anxiety and fear. The more one owns, the more they have to lose, and—particularly in these tumultuous times, rife with natural and man-made disasters—there is an undeniable and unavoidable fear that we may lose what we've worked so hard to obtain. The billowing cloud of smoke burning through the roof of the house and disappearing into the night sky is filled with a vortex of possessions that encapsulate our concerns.

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Hollis Hammonds
Symbolic, Fantasy
Work on Paper - Unframed
Ink, Paper
55.00 inches wide
67.00 inches tall
0.00 inches deep
10.00 lbs
Austin, TX, US