Allie Olson

Allie Olson

The Next Morning.

Website: allieolsonart.com

IG: allieolsonart

ARTIST STATEMENT
The continuous quest for self-understanding fuels my creative output.
Inspired by dream analysis and memory recollection, I like to import unconscious thought and imagery into an array of imaginative worlds. Performance, Painting, Decollage and Automatic drawing all become ways to reflect the dreamy wonder experienced in childhood. My work carries tones of whimsy without abandoning the universal experience of suffering. With these two perspectives in balance, I embrace accidents and chance, often applying destructive and then restorative methods each piece. Textured layers are built using paper and paint, which is then peeled away with water, heat and sandpaper. This process is repeated until the desired result is reached. My goal is to mimic the natural beauty of creation and destruction within all of us. I want to symbolize the endless layers of memories and emotional experiences shaping our personal stories.