Last May, we had a wonderful conversation with our Featured Artist, Allison Svoboda. This coming month, Allison will be displaying her newest works, once again as our Featured Artist. Allison’s highly colorful and expressive paintings are based on her observations of nature. We spoke with Allison again this year regarding her new exhibit, expanding on her comments from last year. Check it out below!
The work in your upcoming exhibit is very different from your previous work. What inspired you to pursue sumi-e?
I have started working with color combinations in my ‘paper quilt’ series inspired by the restored native parries in Chicago. In 2015, I received a Hemera contemplative fellowship to study Zen Buddhism in Japan. While there, I learned calligraphy and traditional arts of Japan including ink painting, shibori and orizomegami.Read More