Allison Olsen's multi-layered and elaborate compositions create imagined environments using various forms. The improvisational quality of her painting stems from her response to organic compounds found in natural environments. These forms are derived from plants mined from forested, uncultivated areas of the forest floor. The gestural shapes and lush color promote analysis over time in these richly dense compositions. The work persuades the viewer to self-reflect in a time of isolation. By creating spaces that promote juxtaposition of light and dark, it gives Allison a place to explore and process her thoughts and provides reprieve from daily struggles. These worlds of light and dark that she creates are intended to speak to the journey of their own making and to the power and mystery of nature.
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