Beyond the surface appearance of separation are patterns of connection. Each vibrant color a unique expression from the same brilliant light source. -AA
Celebrating the beautiful geometric relationships of color, Alison invites a personal investigation into the myth and patterns that enchant our human experience. Many correspondences, including elemental and archetypal, decorate the personification of the CMY vs RGB color theory. Within the perception of each color is also it's opposite. Each is interrelated.
Inspired by Tibetan sand mandalas, Alison explores the sacred geometry and interconnections that link the temporary world of form to the eternal dimension of the formless. By painting on cardboard, she changes the perception of the low value material into a higher value illusion with meaning and beauty. However, specifically using oil paint directly onto the cardboard itself also defies archival methods and she intentionally limited the 'lifespan' of the artworks, accepting that her art, too, is temporary. Some pieces were even destroyed immediately after the gallery show, not unlike how the monks wipe away their meticulous meditation art soon after it's very completion.