Fragments is a multimedia tribute to the mysteries of the sea. By playing with light and dark, movement and stillness, familiar and unfamiliar, I hope to explore the paradox of life on earth. That is, for all our knowledge, we know remarkably little about the ocean environment that covers over 70% of our planet. We are collecting information, but literally just skimming the surface.
Alison studied theater and lighting design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and received degrees in Interior Design and Art History from Marymount University. She was a commercial artist and art director before taking up glass full time in 2003. From 2003 to 2006 she was a studio artist with the Washington Glass School, and has been a Torpedo Factory Artist since 2007. She has studied with glass artists Steve Kline, Elizabeth Mears,Richard La Londe, and Tim Tate.
Alison has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and been a speaker in the Smithsonian Presents series. She was the featured artist in the Phillips Collection Museum shop for most of 2010, and has curated numerous green-art shows, including America Recycles for the U.S. Department of State. She is on the faculty of the Washington Glass School, is a Torpedo Factory Resident Artist, and was the Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year with Marsha Staiger in 2010.