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Alyssa Bliven

MFA 2016

Neck Piece

steel, fabric, thread, 2015, 6"w x 56"h x 0.5"d

I believe that an artist does not need the finest supplies, the newest equipment or the most convenient workspace. Although working in this manner is not the mark of a true artist, the ability to do so, when needed, is. By necessity, I started out mainly using found materials, since my family couldn’t afford much in the way of art supplies. I painted on cardboard and sculpted rusty metal. Now that I do have the means to use “better” materials, I miss the stories behind those scraps. In response, I use materials that either convey sentimental value or that can be imbued with that same feeling.

 

Alyssa Bliven - Neck Piece

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.