ALISON JEAN SHAW
Biography

Alison Jean Shaw  was raised in Kabega Park, a conservative, quiet suburb in Port Elizabeth where she attended a Catholic primary school. Christian dramatics  parallel with middle class comforts, compelled Shaw to keep her hands from being idol by being idolatrous. Without much choice (and little to no complaints) she grew to praise and parody art as both an indulgence and sanctuary.

Statement

Directing Trepenation
Notions (and motions) surrounding this particular body, The Darling Wound, often involve desire and how this expresses itself through the creative process and ultimately, an onlooker. Personally, a subjective expression can often be the facilitator of a somewhat intimate dialogue, introspective or projected.  To assist the exchange, I use a number of tropes with which one could empathise - monks, gods, Mary's, keyholes, and “like a virgin needs a martyr”, suggestion is marked as universal as laughter.  It has been said that “he who laughs most, learns best.”
A FANCY STROKE OF PINK (2014) | MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE | 21 X 30 CM | R 3 500 (FRAMED) 
  

  
GREEN ABOVE AND WHISTLE BELOW (2014) | MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE | 21 X 30 CM | R 3 500 (FRAMED) 
  

  
WITH PLEASURE (2016) | MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE | 21 X 30 CM | R 4 200 (FRAMED) 
  

  
HONESTLY IN SINOPE (2015) | MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE | 21 X 30 CM | R 3 500 (FRAMED)