Fact No. 312. (Published on 11/29/2005)

Julie Alland

By rendering common objects as transparent reflections of themselves, Julie Alland allows us to see every-day things anew and asks us to consider what makes a thing art.

From Alland's bio on the Public Glass website:

Functional objects carry intimate associations and have the potential for personification. I like to rob utilitarian objects of their purpose to induce states of mind and emotion such as absurdity, playfulness and nostalgia.

People have an internal "Rosetta Stone", chiseled by the hands that brought them up, eroded and polished by the impact of their life experiences. I think of my sculptures as three-dimensional hieroglyphics. I welcome the possibility that nuances of my pictorial language may be deciphered and interpreted differently from person to person.

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