Copper sheet and wire, wood branches, embroidered fabric, stone and felt piano hammers are transformed into a vessel shape in this unique, framed wall sculpture by Canadian artist Alice Vander Vennen.
The birds-eye perspective of the crafted vessel is a narrative of intricate process, tactile materials and metaphoric journey. The title "Allegory" emphasizes the story-telling nature of the work the meaning of which may be collective yet also filtered through individual experience. This piece is framed behind glass.
Alice Vander Vennen, born in 1957, in Canada, has worked as a professional artist since 1980. A child of immigrant parents who left war-torn Holland, Vander Vennen has used her art to capture stories of loss and hope; courage and strength. First trained as a sculptor at Calvin College, USA, with further training at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Vander Vennen now works in three-dimensional assemblage, participating in numerous exhibitions throughout North America. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections in Canada, the US and abroad.