Culture is a beautiful part of life. In a day and age where everything and everyone seems to be losing sanity, knowing where we came from is comforting. From style and pattern to our hobbies – culture is passed down from generation to generation. The internet age has blended those lines, in some ways for the better and in some ways for the worse.
Growing up in the middle of America, Holcomb saw cultures blend firsthand. In the middle of the melting pot, culture can appear to be homogenized, but in fact it lives on in small community groups and small towns that strive to retain those threads of origin.
In this series of paintings Holcomb focuses in the things that makes maintaining separate cultures great (pattern, color, style of music, etc) as well as the benefits to blurring the lines (working and existing together). By utilizing imagery from over 100 years ago from a variety of sources, the paintings effectively distance themselves from the modern era.