Allison Elia

I am interested in the transient internal experiences that are deeply embedded in the memory of an individual, without the limits of bodily endurance or the longevity of external blemishes and scars.

My work explores the coexistence of guilt/weight and hope/buoyancy within a person.

My conceptual narrative streams throughout the emotional and psychological spectrum of guilt (fault), shame (exaggerated or imagined fault), longing (desire to remove oneself from fault and hindrances), and hope (anticipation of relief from fault).

My large-scale ceramic figures are "sculptural snapshots" that capture a single climactic moment of internal experience before it naturally shifts, dissolves, resolves, or fades into memory.