Sterling Allen

Region: West

My recent work is centered around my complicated and somewhat stunted affinity for sculpture, which I’ve come to realize is greatly informed by drawing, painting, and photography, typically two-dimensional mediums. I am looking at the ways we represent volume in two dimensions and in turn the ways in which sculptures/objects can be suggestive of shallow space or flatness. Color and shape are an important part of this. Perspective and point of view play a role as well. I am interested in the play of a picture in the round.

My work celebrates pop, the handmade, color, line, the cheap illusion, and the codependent and oppositional relationship between documentation and sculpture.