Shelley Muzylowski Allen

blown glass, glass sculpture

Animals such as horses and elephants occupy the artist's mind, surfacing in the work of Shelly Muzylowski Allen. With a fine art degree in painting, Allen never considered glass until a co-worker remarked that her paintings would translate well to the translucent and moldable medium. This …

Animals such as horses and elephants occupy the artist's mind, surfacing in the work of Shelly Muzylowski Allen. With a fine art degree in painting, Allen never considered glass until a co-worker remarked that her paintings would translate well to the translucent and moldable medium. This inspired her to apply to the Pilchuck School of glass, where it quickly became evident that her co-worker was right. Her glass sculptures and paintings are adorned with rusted metals and hair, focusing on the strength as well as the stillness of animals. Muzylowski Allen's goal is to work flawlessly between the two mediums, mixing both painting and glass often in the same piece of artwork.

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