Rik Allen is active/lives in Washington, Rhode Island. Rik Allen is known for abstract sculpture, blown glass-space travel motif.
Biography Rik Allen
Many works by Rik Allen have been in the form of space craft, rockets, and scientific apparatus, so that in this way, art and technology share a symbiotic grace. Most of the current work is made primarily of glass and metal, which expresses a paradoxical symbiosis.
The relationship between the rigid strength of metal with glass and the apparent fragility is intended to create an alluring tension. On the surface, these are interplanetary vessels--literally, transportive and technologically designed to explore the rugged desolation of outer space. Vehicles that have a rough, worn exterior suggests use, imperfection, and history. These craft contain elements bundled within their transparent bulkheads, the center of these vessels is an
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