Through the process of making and combining materials, Allison searches for relationships between ideas, material sensibility, and an elusive physicality. She utilizes the qualities of different papers, waxes, stitch, and natural fibers to evolve repetitive forms that echo something bodily or cellular. These are often combined or interrupted by a systematic form of attachment or display order. The use of steel pins, clamps, or weights are materially different and contradictory to the tactility of the forms.
The exploration of making objects to touch and hold aids her in identifying parallels that exist between her interior self, mirrored against the landscape of the natural world she inhabits.