Nature's Gift, 2018
Stoneware, Porcelain, Acrylic Paint, & Wax
6 x 5 x 5 in
"I never stopped believing in love. There are many memories that I have kept in my heart. Among them are stories of heartbreak, self-healing, and of finding love again on this journey. Creating art has become my language in telling these stories.
I create different cute characters that live in a fantasyland, and they play out the real lives of my friends and I. Some of my works are based on sad memories, but still, I choose to make my art playful and colorful to express my belief in love. I always draw before I start sculpting, because I enjoy creating whimsical worlds inhabited by odd creatures. I like to translate these drawings into sculptures that capture my imagination.
Pain, recovery and loving again is not only my concept and my own story, it is something that happens to most people. I want to tell these tales, not only to create something fun and to express my feelings, but also to find the unique memories kept in everyone’s hearts and to share them through my sculpture." - Alison Ye.
Alison Ye was born in China in 1990. She received BFA in Ceramic from Sichuan Fine Art Institute and MFA in Sculpture from Academy of Art University. She inspired by her personal and friend’s love stories. She creates playful characters in clay or metal to play those stories. In 2015 she received the “Best in Show," 1st Place Award for sculpture during the annual Academy of Art Spring Show. In 2016 she received Art and Perception/ Technical Merit Award from National Student Juried Exhibition. She has showed her work at Modern Eden Gallery ,Carnegie Art Center, 111Minna Gallery, and Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.