women in abstraction

The Abstract Chapel by Alyson Khan

I have learned A LOT not only about being in the studio, but how facing the canvas regularly as a practice and all the things that come up in that process relates to life and no doubt brings healing. It's a serious laying of the self at the altar. A sacrifice of the resistance and bullshit to a true calling--something creative and life-affirming.

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The Open Safe by Alyson Khan

06_september-29-2016 This painting is inspired by tribal designs, temple walls and shameless devotion. The work is titled "The Open Safe" because it's feels like a sacred box that's been opened and inside are special things that one can share. It reminds me of this quote by Annie Dillard: "Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” It's better to open up rather than to remain shut.

Featured on HommeMaker by Alyson Khan

Fabuloso designer, Orlando Soria, wrote a feature on his HommeMaker blog about my painting. The article is part of Saatchi Art's #noblankwalls campaign in which they are working with well-known designers who are writing about the importance of art in interior design.

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