A local painter believes he may have discovered a Native American art form in a large variety of objects he has found around the Choctawhatchee Bay area — but the lighting has to be just right.
Freeport resident loaded The Destin Log and Walton Sun's conference room Aug. 7 with what he claimed are pieces of art created by the Native Americans of the Creek Nation. Ranging from driftwood and plywood planks to bricks and even oyster shells, Holman said he has discovered likenesses of human faces etched into what most people would consider meaningless junk. The intricacies of the faces, Holman said, prove they were put their by a skilled artist.
The Sun struggled to see the images, and Holman said the reason was that the lighting has to be just right for the images to be fully visible.
He acknowledged that most people are skeptics when it comes to his claims, because even he didn't believe it at first.
"I had to look at it thousands and thousands of times before I could ever convince myself (it was created artwork)," Holman said.
Holman said he hopes to work with a lighting expert to find the perfect way to display his collection so others can easily see the artwork he sees in the objects. To see his collection or to work with Holman on display lighting, contact him by phone at 850-830-0778.