SPREAD

Spread traced two different clonal systems from nature and fantasy. The first was called Pando (latin for "I spread"), a 100-acre forest of aspen trees located in Utah, which is in fact a clonal organism of genetically identical tress connected by a massive root system. The second was Tomie, the titular villain from a series of Japanese horror manga, presented as a young girl who continuously experiences extreme violence to her body from others, only to grow clones of herself from the wounds.  The works consist of multiple, similarly-composed paintings with silkscreened and faux-fur elements, which have been crushed together and extend off the wall  

© 2015 by Allison Spence