“Through combining a wide variety of images from a range of sources, I seek to create connections between subjects that are typically regarded as unrelated. By researching symbolism culled from a collection of cultural and spiritual dictionaries, I gain a new understanding for animals, colors, shapes, and so on. These creative attributes have served to aid people throughout history by honoring and respecting the creatures and substance of every day life. I am fascinated with the human compulsion to create meaning and narratives for subjects and occurrences in the world, on both the personal and the cultural level.
Life is amazing, mysterious, and rich with beauty and knowledge. It is also filled with opportunities to develop wisdom, which, at its deepest level, provides peace of mind and spirit. My work is here for you to awaken your imagination, spark your curiosity, and find connections between creatures and forms. Here you can be released from the constraints of time and obligation. Invent your own connections, or just look closely.” — Kelly Allen