Rik Allen

Statement

My work is as much about outer space as inner space. At first glance, the work may seem to be all about the exploration of the cosmos, but a closer look reveals more humble elements that speak of memory and transparency, revealing inner and outward perspectives.

By incorporating elements that appear worn and experienced, as well as vestiges of an earlier era,  I hope to give the work a sense of experimentation, invention, and exploration.

My intent is to open up the imaginations of viewers whose own narratives shift as their minds move from exterior perspective of these vessels to inner possibilities.