Working in bronze, stone, and steel for the past 20 years, artist Destiny Allison first fell in love with sculpting while playing with her son’s modeling clay during a moment of writer’s block and domestic frustration. Since then, Destiny has focused solely on her metal art. Dedication, tenacity, and what she calls “downright stubbornness” have yielded her current success.
Destiny’s work is exhibited extensively. She has won numerous awards and is represented nationally by renowned galleries. Her commissioned sculptures can be seen in schools, churches, museums, corporate offices, resorts, hospitals, and cities across the United States. She is collected internationally and recently released her first book, Shaping Destiny: A quest for meaning in art and life.
“Each of my works has a story behind it, usually stemming from life’s challenges. They address my relationships and the roles I play: daughter, mother, lover, friend, sister, businesswoman, consumer, artist,” Destiny said. “The premise behind all of them is that if I am to know myself and live authentically and fully, then I must examine who I am in every context. Behind all of this is a deep desire to confront the art world trends that attempt to break down society, the individual, and individual relationships, reducing all of the combined human experiences to their simplest and most banal forms. I deeply believe that what is human is complex, rich, and beautiful and I hope, through my work, to help rebuild a framework for both beauty and the best of humanity.” Destiny is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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