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Allison Svoboda's avatar Allison Svoboda

Organic patterns and forms found in nature have an instinctive draw. I am continuously looking for these elements in nature to inspire my work. 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 allows the law of least resistance to prevail as the ink finds its path across the paper. Working on thousands of sketches, I then collate the work, tearing out images that work together. When I find compositions that intrigue me, I then delve into the longer process of collage, taking the time to digest the image. When the composition is complete, like with Japanese suiseki or a Chinese Scholar’s rock, each viewer has his own experience as new images emerge from the completed arrangement

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: paper, collaged, ink on metal panel
  • Width: 16 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 8 feet