"I did this after the first Asian tsunami. I got news of how a lot of children had been left in a daycare and their parents had been washed away. This kind of tragedy can happen any time. You don’t expect life to fall from underneath your feet."


  • Title: Leaving You Alone
  • Creator: Lonnie Holley
  • Creator Lifespan: b. 1950
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Date Created: 2004
  • Physical Dimensions: 33 x 26 x 29 in. (83.8 x 66 x 73.7 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Black art, African American art
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: © Lonnie Holley. Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
  • External Link: https://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/artist/lonnie-holley
  • Medium: Chair, coat hangers, child's blouse

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