Artist Allison Strine's work is very much a reflection of who she is. Each piece has loads of personality, lots of layers and colors and a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor to make it one-of-a-kind. Strine's work includes using found objects, like license plates, and also mixed media and collage to create miniature canvases and works of art.
To create her work, Strine goes through a big process to make a tiny object. She uses patterned tissue papers, transparencies, specialty papers, magazine clippings and acrylic paint to create numerous backgrounds. Then, she creates separate images and words and lays them over the background. These large canvases are then transferred onto small pendants.
Strine's driving purpose is to make miniature art that sends a positive message to women. Each piece is a tiny world of detail, which she hopes the wearer will explore and appreciate. Her characters are an array of colors, sizes and shapes to emphasize the importance of inner beauty and individuality.