Ryan Companies Commission Complete

The 72″ x 144″ Ryan Cityscape is finished and on its way to Tampa to be installed.  The 12 foot wide piece is filled with Ryan’s history, mission, projects and all things relevant to the corporation.  Read full details below.

Ryan for Alison 6.5 x 3.5 full image

My cityscapes are normally intended to convey the energy of cities.  In this case however, I see them conveying the energy of a city and of a corporation.  Convey the energy of cities, the movement, color, sometimes chaos, but all within a framework.  In this case, using Ryan s history, etc I think it also conveys the energy of a company with their involvement in so many projects around the world. Click Here to See Full Details of the Ryan Commission

 

The Juggler : A View of Contemporary Life

Juggler for WEBSITE

I continue to be drawn to a Juggler as an image, this being my third version.  This is not a conscious decision, at least to begin with, but I find that there is no better image to symbolize our contemporary lifestyle as someone with so much “in the air”.

In this piece, from left to right, he is juggling career or upward mobility, relationship, nation/news/politics, home, time, religion/spirituality and money.  He has more balls stacked on the ground beside him to add to the group he is juggling or to replace some should they be dropped or should he let something go.

Below the waiting stack is a partial obscured concept I encountered and photographed stenciled on a bathroom wall.  It says Free Yourself from Worry, Live Simply, Give More, Expect Less.

In the background is both English and Chinese versions of text from the Book of Five Fold Happiness, which is an exploration of happiness in relationships, prosperity, longevity, ( and two others I cant think of )

On his tie is images of computers, phones, tablets and other modern day work and communication devices.

Finally, he is standing in a circle which may suggest a mandala, an ancient symbol that suggests that we create the world we live in.  Surrounding this is writing from the Jungian Psychologist, James Hollis