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Spicy Figure #1 - Breathing Fire
Spicy Figure #2 - Lift Off
Spicy Figure #3 - Perhaps some milk will help
Spicy - Peppers
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Spicy Sculpture

Alison Galvan


Sculpture, Metal on Paper

Size: 24 W x 48 H x 24 D in

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About The Artwork

The direct inspiration for this particular piece came from a personal experience that once again highlighted that each of us has an individual perspective, & this perspective colours our world & our experience of it in it's own unique way. I walked into an international grocery store & while my husband, a chef, got excited dreaming of dishes he could create with such a wealth of variety of produce, his art of choice, I on the other hand, the story telling artist, was instantly enamoured by the breadth & range of the peppers. Such diversity! Spread before me was a perfect metaphor of the differences & similarities within a species, a study of our cultural tastes & mores, & a tale just waiting to be told about life with a little bit of zing. Spicy weighs approx. 15lbs. SHIPPING FAQ The figures on each mobile are wrapped separately from the wheel(s). Some assembly is required. 1. Before you start hanging anything that is above you, please ensure that what you are planning on hanging the mobile from is able to handle the weight as described above. I strongly recommend having a expert on hand to ensure that what you are hanging the mobile from is safe. 2.Unbox the wheel(s) & hang it utilizing the hook provided. 3. Unwrap each figure. Match the figure in the picture hanging from the wheel to the figure you have unpackaged. Once you've determined where the figure is supposed to hang, be sure to hold the figure by it's body in one hand & the attached hook in the other (you don't want to drop anybody!), & hang the figure. Be sure to place the hook between the two dots of colour & to close the hook. This will ensure that the figure will not slide. 4. Stand back & enjoy your mobile!

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Metal on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:24 W x 48 H x 24 D in

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Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

ARTIST STATEMENT Alison Galvan creates, with a hint of Dadaist inspiration, cheeky kinetic mobiles that highlight the humour in humanity. "Readymade" bicycle wheels symbolizing the cycles of life form the foundation from which figures as diverse in age as they are in race, sex and ethnicity, are suspended, twisting and swiveling, manipulated by the environment - an echo of our reality. The interplay of the figures and their specific placement speaks to the need to fit in, to conform, while simultaneously carving out our place. Her work is a thought-provoking commentary on our evolution in space and time and the judgements made and spewed both in the physical and digital universe that are so easily done at an anonymous distance. The mobile as a whole represents the elusive dance of ideas that flow from the ether through the artist and out into the physical realm and the recycled newspaper armature at each figure's core represents the secret stories we all hold. Tall tales unto themselves, designed to catch you off guard, to make you laugh, ultimately, Alison Galvan's work is a study in her own personal growth and illumination of the silliness of our seriousness, poking fun at that which makes us all so very human. BIO Owning provocative, creative and unique art serves as statement of who we are as a person – one of a kind art for a one of a kind individual. As a fine art graduate of Parsons School of Design, an award-winning restauranteur, and sculptor of over 25 years, I like to think I can relate. Back in the early 70’s my childhood in Vancouver, BC, Canada was a time of happiness and imagination where anything was possible. I believe all children have this innate joy. They glow from the inside out. But, as we grow tensions rise and creativity dies. For me the combination of Covid lockdowns, the negative impact upon my restaurant business, and turning 50 brought this perfect storm front and center. Stress was draining the life out of me. So, I took up meditation. Challenged to quiet my anxious mind, I gravitated towards guided meditations. I practiced every day morning and evening. I “worked” at meditation. Then one evening I was guided to picture my younger, smaller self and to remember a specific moment when I was truly happy.

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