Human Nature

In this new and exciting body of work, Alison Haley Paul combines geometry with her love of geography. Throughout the Western world, symbolic use of body imagery in relation to landscape is fundamental. It finds its roots in the art of the Renaissance with Leonardo DaVinci’s “Vitruvian Man” and the principles of proportions. The symmetry of a human body is not random, neither is the balance of a landscape. Both painter and sculptor are tasked with the careful study of their subjects to discover the natural harmony of the proportions. Layer built upon layer to create forms and imagery recognizable, yet innovative. Vivid with invention and intrigue. Using Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and the idea of dimensions of the human body, architecture and the landscape mixed with the principles of architectural rendering became the inspiration for this collection.