Alison Reintjes's work reflects her strong interest in the basic tenets of the visual experience - shape, space, color and pattern. She consistently incorporates precise geometry to make compelling form.
When it comes to Alison's functional work, she says she turns the Bauhaus credo on its head to say 'function follows form.' Alison explains: "There are many instances when commonplace objects are adopted for practical purposes due to their inherent beauty, such as split bamboo used as a serving tray or the hewn beam acting as a bench. Likewise, a person might employ one of my polygon vessels to hold jewelry, while another might drink from it. These vessels embody a strong graphic element that simultaneously accentuates and negates the form, taking advantage of the structure, but working independently of it as well. "