Soaking 12-foot planks of natural wood in water and using traditional woodworking techniques, Holmes bends, twists and joins the rigid material to form stunning ribbons and swirls that are freestanding or mounted to the walls. Working with an array of wood species, stains and palettes, his sculptures, or three-dimensional line drawings, can vary in tonality and feel. They can be grounded in nature and the familiar in finish, or can have more intense and eye-popping modernist saturations. Holmes is also known for his site-specific installations that can occupy entire rooms. An emerging artist whose career has been on the rise since he earned his BFA in sculpture, Holmes has exhibited across the United States as well as in Germany.