Artist: Allison M. Low
Title: The Oyster
Size: 36h x 26w x 3d cm (21.65h x 10.23w x 1.18d inches)
Media: Graphite, gouache and pastel on Arches pure cotton paper
Frame: This work is offered unframed or with a custom frame in wood. Choose your preferred option from the dropdown menu.
'The Oyster' is a new original artwork by Allison M. Low created in graphite, gouache and pastel that makes reference to the popular saying 'the world is your oyster'.
Allison has written about what inspired her to create this piece.
"As a young girl, this implied to me that there would be treasures for the taking. Inside an oyster, pearls materialise through a process that seems akin to some form of arcane magic.
I liked the idea of these mysterious inner workings, that produced only beautiful things - ultimately, things that are coveted for their inherent value. As an adult, I have considered the inadvertent vulnerabilities that come with such a position.
There is a duality to being in possession of things that others might desire.
In the end, it still seems a happier exchange to have something to offer the world instead."
Allison M. Low is an artist based in Singapore. Fascinated by the human condition, she works primarily as an image maker and her practice has recently expanded into the fields of murals, installation art and digital projections. After graduating with a Diploma in Visual Communications from Temasek Polytechnic School of Design, Allison obtained a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the College of Fine Art (UNSW) in Sydney where she majored in drawing and painting.
Please note the visual simulations of the artwork in a domestic setting included in the photo gallery are provided purely as a visual reference and may not be to scale. If you have a specific space in mind for the artwork, you can contact us with the details and we can create a mock up of your space with this specific artwork to scale for you.