Drawing from years of experimental dance, Alisa Looney shapes curving forms of steel with spiraling cutouts that are meant to highlight the strength and vitality of the human body. The open shapes create lightness in the metal, allowing the form to feel as if it is moving through space freely, unbound. Looney has exhibited her outdoor sculptures nationally and in Canada. Applying layers of vitreous enamel (glass) to the surface of her smaller works, she now adds narrative in lustrous colors to jewelry, sculpture, and wall pieces.
Video produced by Rachel Baker, Sian Kavanagh, and Adrian Garcia for Tom Wheeler and Ed Madison's Fall 2013 PDX Arts Journalism Experience weekend workshop.
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