The Language of Listening, 2017, 25.5″x30.5” (this is the original size), Acrylic, sand, pen & ink and mixed media on paper
“If you were blessed with the language of listening what knowledge would sing into your soul?” it is a question explored in this work, a question that echoes throughout my arts practice in image and prose that informs all aspects of life for me its about a seeking, a quest for knowledge. A mantra applied to the circle on the blackest depths of the universe and scribed in golds and silvers; colors of the elements embedded in sand and stone from the waters edge.
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.