Alison Bessesdotter

Art for me is a type of alchemy. It is a consuming performance, a transmutation of chemicals, minerals, biological materials and myself, metaphorically converting them into curious objects that we display and observe. I am kinetic by nature and spend most days just working and creating.

My pieces are often intuitive visions, sometimes other-worldly themes and how we are hard wired to have a belief in something—science, nature, idols or gods, even the self. While we operate as free units, we are still part of an aggregate that makes up our civilization. How intertwined we are then: the paths we walk, the lives we live are layered and striated, landscaped or wild, as befits our collective individualism.