Alison Dower

My paintings are a creative response to the world and time in which I live. I interweave images of mundane routines and rituals of daily living from the sanctuary of my home, together with my reaction to the unpredictable global current affairs reported by the news. Through paint and mixed media, I fabricate open ended narratives demoting the original gravity of the news item, but use its currency to fuel an alternate story line. This fusion creates a tension between the personal and the political in daily life that I see as two worlds colliding.

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