Monthly Archives: May 2016

Symblast -Detroit


One of my, now many, digital collaged photographs. This one was the first one I did one the plane.  The project was  One Day Art Detroit. I was assigned Gilda Radner and Eat This Detroit.   The entire project was published in the art magazine  t(here) in October/November by there media, NY.

Through the Cell Darkly, Turin 2015


Through A Cell in Time & Space Darkly, Prison Cell Installation by Holly Crawford photographs by Roberta Marroquin, Torino Italy, Stay Gold Art Fair
Through A Cell, in Time & Space, Darkly, Prison Cell Installation by Holly Crawford photographs by Roberta Marroquin, Torino Italy, Stay Gold Art Fair

Site specific  art installation in a cell in a former prison at the Others Art Fair, Stay Gold, Turin Italy. The images are from other locations in  the prison.   I created the installation that was changed daily and Roberta Marroquin took the photographs. I draped masses of white string, to appear to me webs, around the cell. Candles were light and the windows were blocked. Only three people at a time were allowed to entire the space with a small flashlight. The two heavy cell doors, that creaked, were then closed behind them. They looked at the space and the pictures of the prison that Marroquin took every night and were added the next day before the fair opened.

We were interviewed several times and congratulated on using the cell as a cell. The prison was open from the late 1880s and closed in the early 2000. There is a long history of the prison that is posted on the next. It is a place filled with ghosts. People lined up to see this site specific installation. Over four long days approximately 1,000 people, that is a minimum number, saw this installation. Thank you!

inside the cell...detail


Art Alchemy, the other project listed here is on  separate page. I tried it our here for the first time. It  is a project that I did with people who were waiting in line to see Through the Cell Darkly. 80 people participated and  I transformed a gold envelop and black sealing wax into an art object that I then gifted back to the participants.

Art Alchemy & the Gift Project: Turin, It. 2015, Natlab, Eindhoven, NL 2017 & Platforms, Athens Greece 2019

Art Alchemy and the Gift project…your money, or object,  and my brain created this art object. 80 signed and dated and gifted back to participants in Turin. Stay Gold, Others Art Fair, 2015


2015: Others Art Fair,  Turn, Italy, 2015

2017: Economia, NatLab   Eindhoven, NL.

2017 & 2018: 1 created in Amsterdam and 1 created in NYC

2019:  Platforms, Athens Greece, 2019

Approximately 175 have been created.

Objects instead of money: ancient coin, engagement ring, bus pass, museum pass, letters–to children, boyfriend and their future self, ring from a grandmother, hair ribbon from a grandmother, receipt, drawing, art postcards and many other things.