A Peace, 2018, Encaustic on Canvas, 16 x20 inches
As my work is layered in process elements of nature take hold, here it is with resin and bees wax the encaustic medium calls me to carve prose into the work; words reflecting on my reverence for the oceans and love for sailing that dropped down to me as I mix and combine elemental colors of oceanic earth and the universe. The repetitive prose in this work is, “On my Oceans I find A Peace of The Soul”.
Pamella Allen is descendent of a long line of mystic storytellers. Through her work, she investigates the intersections of memory and nature, body and soul. A Jamaica born, Brooklyn based artist, she uses artifacts from her life experiences pulled from memory and observation, her 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 heritage, lived experiences and reverence for the mystic found in our natural world.