And here in my studio it continues a-new. For this and so much more I am ever thankful.
I have just published my first book of image and prose entitled The Language of Listening. 20 years in the making, it is now available for global distribution and ready to go out into the world...as we speak the first shipment of signed, first edition copies are jetting from my studio to their new homes, Wonderful!
Now, I would like to shout out abundant thanks and gratitude to those generous souls who supported my crowdfunding campaign on Pubslush, helping me to bring The Language of Listening to publication ahead of schedule! Thank you!
The Language of Listening- a book of image and prose by Pamella Allen
Born hard-wired to replicate what I see, the creative process is an intuitive one for me that is greatly informed by the mystic beauty of the natural world and my experiences with death and impermanence. In my infancy, it was the death of my mother followed by its relentless recurrence over the course of my lifetime that has driven me to seek out, replicate and create all that I can and cannot see to explore these confounding mysteries. I breath, I paint, I live in an attempt to capture what I have observed in my travels around the world, over land and sea, and find place in it. A Jamaica born, Brooklyn based artist, I use artifacts from my life experiences pulled from memory and observation, my work is layered in process: Mixed media paintings, printmaking, sculpture, paper making, Installation, photography/video essay & prose combine to create my own archetype, a universal language of images found and remembered that speaks to the diversity of my heritage, lived experiences and reverence for the mystic found in our natural world. Pamella Allen 2020