January 17th, 2015
We just received wonderful news from Carol Alleman, bronze sculptor here at Gallery MAR. We have had the pleasure of working with Alleman for over 10 years, and her awards and accolades continue to build. Her Tree of Life series expands each year, with new editions to add to your collection.
The visual arts and informal writing have been life companions for Carol Alleman. Upon locating to Tucson, Arizona in 1994, she discovered clay while exploring the mysterious desert landscape. Immediately she began digging her own clay and experimenting with slab, coil, and a variety of hand building techniques. Since then she has continued to explore the infinite dimensions of clay, water-based and oil, considering herself largely “self-taught.”
In late 2001, Alleman expanded her work into the bronze market choosing her vessel forms as her entry work. Today she continues to develop the bronze cast “Tree of Life” and “Nature Series” of mystical, organic vessels. Both series reflect a visual and narrative imagery of her personal intimacy with the powerful energy, spirit, and symbolism of trees and nature. Companion writings accompany her work.
The following information is a summary; many exhibits are quite limited in only accepting pieces newly released in the past two years.
2014 Alleman Awards
Seeds of Harmony (above) won the Bronze Award in the 2014 Master and Signature American Women Artists Exhibit; it also won an Honorable Mention in the Four Points Bi-Annual Contemporary Exhibit. In 2013 it earned the First Place award in the Hilton Head Juried Exhibit. We are delighted Seeds of Harmony has received such strong recognition over the past two years!
Mighty Oak (above) earned an Honorable Mention in the Legacy Juried Exhibit.
Celestial Joy (above) and Illusion of Complexity (below) both earned Merit Awards in the Four Points Bi-Annual Exhibit in 2014.