My aim is to create intricate objects that demand acute observation both during the creating process and by the viewer after the object is finished.
In creating these ornate objects I hope to momentarily overwhelm the visual sensory input as a method of pulling the viewer away from their thoughts and into the moment where only the object exists and nothing else.
While I pull my inspiration from both the contemporary visionary art movement and religious art and architecture from around the world, I prefer to find my designs from within utilizing the unconscious, trance, and meditative states to begin my forms. I then embed the design with various esoteric symbology from the world's wisdom traditions.
My designs often follow strict, self-imposed geometric rules. I work within pre-set limitations intuitively, altering the designs as I go without over-thinking changes; trusting in my unconscious mind and vision to lead me to satisfying ends.
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey