DEAN ALLISON

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DEAN  ALLISON

Dean Allison is an artist that lives and works in Penland, North Carolina. He currently is a three-year resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts.

Featured Piece
DEAN  ALLISON Leap

Leap
- Glass, paint
17 x 12 x 4-1/2 in
$ 7,000.00


DEAN  ALLISON Leap
Leap
Glass, paint  
17 x 12 x 4-1/2 in
$7,000
DEAN  ALLISON Better Half
Better Half (set)
Cast glass  
16 x 16 x 7 in
$9,000
DEAN  ALLISON Comedy of Depression
Comedy of Depression
Cast glass  
27 x 20 x 11 in
$27,000
DEAN  ALLISON Dancing on the Moon
Dancing on the Moon
Mixed media  
22 x 30 x 6 in
$6,000
DEAN  ALLISON Exhale
Exhale
Glass, resin, paint  
10 x 10 x 2 in
$1,800
DEAN  ALLISON Girl with the Hat
Girl With The Hat
Glass, resin, paint  
16 x 12 x 10 in
$12,000
DEAN  ALLISON Lunch Bags (sold individually)
Lunch Bags (sold individually)
Cast glass  
10-1/2 x 5-3/4 x 3-3/4 in
$ 400
DEAN  ALLISON Til I_m Gathered Safely In
Till I'm Gathered Safely In
Cast glass  
20 x 15 x 15 in
$20,000
DEAN  ALLISON Untitled
Above the Clouds
Cast glass  
18 x 14 x 10 in
Sold
DEAN  ALLISON Swimmer
Swimmer
Cast glass  
17 x 17 x 11 in
Sold
DEAN  ALLISON Tears
Tears
Glass, resin, paint  
20 x 16 x 10 in
Sold
DEAN  ALLISON With Sugar On Top
With Sugar On Top - Commission
Glass, resin, paint  
12-1/2 x 14 x 10 in
Sold

DEAN  ALLISON

DEAN ALLISON

DEAN ALLISON Biography

Dean received his BS at Illinois State University (2001) and his Masters at the Australian National University (2009).

 

 

DEAN ALLISON Statement

“My work is an exploration of portrait sculpture in glass. I interpret the figure through living models that represent a connection to my life. I use a life casting process to capture physical details of an individual, and to capture a moment in time and an experience. The process of creating a life mask is intimate and establishes trust and closeness. The subsequent processes of making waxes, molds and glass of that person abstracts the identity slightly but freezes each subject in a state of being that is reflective, introspective and calm. I am inspired by the people and relationships that shape who we are, family stories and memories, feelings of admiration, love, fear and strength."

“I want to celebrate intrinsic beauty through physical form and through the afflictions and joys of life’s many stages. The subjects in my portraits project a state of self-awareness while they also serve to reflect the perspective of the viewer and the projections we place on others. I appreciate that the figure in my work directly causes the need to question who the person is and why they matter.”

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