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Estherly Allen
'For Love of Life' original ceramic plaque by Estherly Allen

ca. 1973

$2,950

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This small plaque is an intimate and exciting example of the ceramic work of Estherly Allen. She was a student of George McNeil, an important Abstract Expressionist, and this Expressionist influence is visible in this experimental work. In the image, the gestural painted glazes add a sense of spontaneity and energy to the landscape and figures. White ceramic with yellow, black and white glazes 7.75 x 7.75 inches, artwork 13.25 x 14.75 inches, frame Framed in an unglazed shadow box with a dark chocolate modern profile moulding; mounted on a hardboard backing. Artist's Statement: Walking outside my door bordering the Prescott National Forest I gather objects in the landscape and on the path of everyday life. It is impossible not to find a treasure. This is the impetus and fuel I use to build my mixed media sculptures and collages. With the addition of wire, adhesives, paper, and more, new forms emerge in a spirited improvisational dance. A no-thought logic brings direction into focus. Propelled by this intuitive freedom the unconscious reveals endless curious beautiful worlds of figures, faces, and places. The real becomes abstracted, the unconscious evokes the surreal. Ease and connection from the inside out reinforce the foundation of my oneness with nature and my creative process. Allen is from Wisconsin and currently lives in Arizona with her sculptor husband, Gene Galazan. 1942 Born - Milwaukee, WI 1965 B.S. - Art Education, UW-Milwaukee, WI 1967 M.S. - Art Education, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1976 M.F.A. - Master of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting, UW-Milwaukee, WI

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