In late 2001, Carol Alleman expanded her artistic visions in clay to include the lost wax casting in bronze. Embracing the alchemistic nature of this ageless material and highly crafted process, she created her first bronze vessel, Miracles. Thus began the mystical and organic Tree of Life and Nature Vessel Series. This transition mirrored, to her, the longevity and ever changing character of nature as the bronze material holds inherent longevity and the patinas are ever, if softly, changing. Her signature, museum-quality work encompasses highly evolved, intricate patinas within the ancient vessel form. The infinity of the circular form, while open to receive and pour forth is a powerful essence for her. Companion Writings accompany each bronze – sharing the inspiration of each piece as she received it and typically includes a poem. She hopes and expects each piece to continue to speak to its caretaker, with a Voice changing within each new season of their life. Combining the written word with her growing forest of bronze vessels, Carol additionally inspires audiences through her presentations and poetry readings. She is a Gardener of the Soul.
Born in rural Pennsylvania, Carol Alleman obtained her degree in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University (PA/USA) and continued graduate studies at the Lancaster Theological Seminary (PA/USA). Most recently, she has completed studies with various contemporary artists at the Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale, Arizona. She is an elected Signature Member of American Women Artists, a member of Allied Artists of America and a member of Artists for Conservation. She has completed numerous commissions, exhibits widely across North America including various museums and has earned awards in many juried shows, while appreciating an international collector base.
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
2014 Bronze Award, American Women Artists Signature Member Annual Show, Orleans MA
2014 Western Art & Architecture Magazine, Illuminations, Aug/Sept
2014 Honorable Mention, Juried Legacy Art Exhibit, South Easton, MA
2014 Honorable Mention; Four Points Contemporary Competition, Texas
2013 Award of Merit ; American Women Artist, 16th Annual Members Show and National Juried Competition
2013 Award of Excellence; Manhattan Arts International, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art
2013 First Place in 3D; Art League of Hilton Head 2013 Biennale, SC