Alyson Thomas is certainly not your typical fine artist. For one, not many others are authorized to add ‘Esq.’ to their name, as she’s a former lawyer who quit her job to pursue an art career. Secondly, we have yet to find anyone this obsessed with figuring out the ‘meat-analogous subcomponents’ of everything they see and turning it into art.
Best explained through her 2010 project Meat Sections, where Alyson combined her passion for art, food, and the incessant need to dissect. She chose one subject every day for a year and broke it down — butcher-style. But the main subjects were not always the delcious animals we expect to see broken down to their primals. In Alyson’s art, the butcher diagram becomes a concept, and we are treated to the study of such items as cocktails, ghosts, and the occasional metropolis.
To momentarily borrow the concept, we break down Alyson’s work as two parts talent, one part meat love, and the remaining space filled with awesomesauce.
Visit Alyson’s site, Drywell Art, to see more.
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