January 15 th 2010

Fired Clay with oxides, shoe polish
17" x 14" x 4"

Allison Luce explores the ephemeral nature of existence and the mystery of eternity through her ceramic sculptures and monoprints. This piece is from a body of work entitled "The Serpent Tree," and explores concerns about fragility, femininity and the concept of eternity. The idea for this body of work comes from the story of the Garden of Eden and explores issues regarding the frailty of the body and the fallibility of man. Referencing nature as well as the body, these sculptures are about birth, growth, sin, temptation and the passage from innocence to experience.

Topics: Arts

Allison Luce graduated with dual BFA degrees in Painting and Art History from Ohio University. In 2001, she received her MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York, and continued to live in the New York City metro area pursuing a career in art until 2006. She currently lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina where she is a studio artist at Clayworks Studio and Gallery and an adjunct ceramics instructor.