Alison Blickle’s Weaves Patterns, Femininity in Paintings

by Andy SmithPosted on

Alison Blickle’s paintings weave the patterns of mosaics, textiles, and artifacts into the forms of females figures. These arrangements both follow and break free from the contours of the body, with choreographed scenes that recall ceremony. The artist often pairs these works with three-dimensional works.

“Alison’s work includes oil paintings and ceramics that depict women engaged in mysterious ceremonies,” a statement says. “Presented as installations, with objects positioned on the floor or on stands like altars in front of the paintings, the works together tell a story. They suggest that the viewer has entered a sacred space, and that they are seeing remnants of a mystical happening that took place there. White vessels are repeated throughout the paintings and ceramics, and suggest the cosmic egg. These vessels are carefully tended to, guarded, and used by the women who inhabit the scenes.”

See more of Blickle’s work below.

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