Pamella Allen is a Jamaica born, Brooklyn based artist who uses artifacts from her own life experiences pulled out of the chaos of memory and observation. A creative journey that began in 1984, Pamellas' work is layered in process. Mixed media paintings, printmaking, sculpture, paper making, Installation, photography/video essay & prose combine to create her own archetype, a universal language of images found and remembered that speaks to the diversity of her Jamaican/African heritage and lived experiences traveling the world over land and sea.
Pamellas' works have been exhibited locally and internationally in traditional and "non-traditional" settings, in site specific corporate commissions for healing & learning spaces, community centers and private collections across the globe.
I Breath I Paint I Live
Born hard-wired to observe, reflect & respond to the visceral images and sounds that perception gives. I breath, I paint, I live. In an attempt to replicate what I observed of this world and find place in it. My images are born out of the chaos of memory, by discerning and replicating form in the spaces between the violent silences. It is here, through arts practice that I investigate self through memory, moment and the mystic of nature.
The Infinite Electric
We know the universe as sacred space
We know the earth as sacred ground
The fire at core to forge
The water within to womb
We know all on earth as sacred vessel
The infinite electric activates matter
We know the waking dream confounds
We know the mystic shrouds
This mortal coil
©️Pamella Allen 2018