Friday, January 25, 2008

art - Allison Sommers paintings

Allison Sommers' art was quite a personal discovery for me, in that her process and themes evoke tinyshop in many ways. The most obvious feature is size. Not only is her work small in scale, but she paints with such minute detail -- and sometimes under a magnifying glass! I have much respect for honing a craft, and paying attention to the details.

As you move closer, the subject matter includes even smaller creatures and worlds that might fit right in your pocket. A whiff of fractured tales, Victorian flea circuses and the complicated dreams girls are made of...

- Gouache
- All pieces sized smaller than 6x6

Hats (The Kellnerin Brothers)

Sleeping Giant

3 x 4.5


The Jitters
3.5 x 3.5

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