Mary Wilson Allison
A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
Nature intrigues me. I’m inspired by its patterns, colors, textures and geometry, and strive to interpret this organic richness in my jewelry. Not fully contemporary or traditional, I mix a variety of raw materials with precious metals to create three-dimensional pieces. Fire, acid, saws, files, and hammers are some of my tools for constructing my “wearable art”. Jewelry making courses at the Arkansas Arts Center, and my love and study of some of the great jewelry designers of the 1950’s shape my craft.
Whimsical, Unusual, Unexpected and Funky describe my style.
I believe, as I’ve heard said, ”In today’s world, people don’t buy jewelry to dust it off occasionally, they wear it out and around, and enjoy it everyday”.
Shows and exhibitions of my work include:
Juried Show Spring 2009, Arkansas Arts Center
Collage Gallery Calgary, Alberta Canada
Gallery 26 Little Rock
Stephano’s Little Rock
That French Salon Little Rock
Beyond Cotton Little Rock
Cantrell Gallery Little Rock
Red Door Gallery North Little Rock
Local Colour Gallery Little Rock
Bottle Tree Gallery Heber Springs
SOMC Little Rock
Arkansas Art’s Center Juried Show
AAC Museum Center Museum Shop
Esse Purse Museum Little Rock