Svoboda, Allison

Allison Svoboda

MANDALA AUTUMNAL EQUINOX, ink on rice paper collage, 65 x 65 inches
MANDALA AUTUMNAL EQUINOX, ink on rice paper collage, 65 x 65 inches
MANDALA, ink on paper, 24 x 24 inches
MANDALA, ink on paper, 24 x 24 inches
MANDALA, ink on paper, 24 x 24 inches
MANDALA, ink on paper, 24 x 24 inches
MANDALA SWIRL, sumi ink on rice paper collage, 42 inch diameter
MANDALA SWIRL, sumi ink on rice paper collage, 42 inch diameter
MANDALA, sumi ink on rice paper collage, 42 inch diameter
MANDALA, sumi ink on rice paper collage, 42 inch diameter
CENTERED, sumi ink on rice paper collage, 56 inch diameter
CENTERED, sumi ink on rice paper collage, 56 inch diameter
MANDALA, sumi ink on rice paper on board, 18 x 18 inches
MANDALA, sumi ink on rice paper on board, 18 x 18 inches
MANDALA, sumi ink on rice paper on board, 18 x 18 inches
MANDALA, sumi ink on rice paper on board, 18 x 18 inches
MANDALA, sumi ink on rice paper on board, 18 x 18 inches
MANDALA, sumi ink on rice paper on board, 18 x 18 inches

Allison Svoboda
Organic patterns and forms found in nature have an instinctive draw. The theory of fractal geometry, infinite layers of self-similar shapes repeated in every living thing, hold an endless fascination for me. Plants, feathers, skeletons; this enormous energy in nature influences my work.

The same way a plant grows following the path of least resistance, the quick gestures, and simplicity of working with ink allow the law of least resistance to prevail as the ink finds its path across the paper. Ink gives a more spontaneous experience as I allow the ink to move where it flows naturally.

With this process, I work intuitively through thousands of brushstrokes, creating hundreds of small paintings. I then collate the work, tearing out images that work together. When I find compositions that intrigue me, I then delve into the long collage process, taking the time to digest the image. The patterns or lines of the work often have multiple inferences. The flow of a tree reaching the sun has the same movement as a river reaching toward the ocean. Water droplets bind together and become fluid just as arctic ice builds up and melts apart. The dichotomy in our natural world of destruction and growth, light and dark, fear and wonder, is very important to my work.
 

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