"Fugitive Ecologies" series, 2020
Paper and mylar collage on watercolor paper
19 x 13 inches
Edition: One of a kind
Signed by the artist en verso.
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Llanor Alleyne describes the subject matter in her Fugitive Ecologies series as "rebellious botanicals." Begun shortly after the artist moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the works reflect a desire to find grounding in a new place amid surreal circumstances. "They are sprouting up — in their unusual and unique forms — in a city that is heavily marked by parking lots and expressways, in a nearly empty apartment devoid of even one house plant, from seeds planted in the tropics." By "seeds" Alleyne is referring to the paintings, originally created in Barbados, that were used in each collage, creating familiar yet completely imaginary forms that spring to life in mixed media. The influence of COVID-19 on the series is overt, as Alleyne's series makes a statement about the triumph of resilience and life itself. "Beautiful ecologies continue to be born and exist, and in many instances thrive, in spite of this deadly, infectious disease." To learn more about the Fugitive Ecologies series and the work of Llanor Alleyne, read her recent interview with Marsha Pearce, "Sprouting Up in a New City."
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Llanor Alleyne is a Barbados-born, New York-raised mixed media artist. Exploring the transformation and transfiguration of female selfhood through the use of paint and photography, her work breaks away from the conventional demands of modern collage-making by using originally created abstract paintings on various materials, including mylar and paper, to examine female figurative presentation and the empathetic rapport women are often assumed to have with the natural world.