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Alison "Wooly" Hildreth

After graduating from Vassar College with a B.A. in Art History, Alison Hildreth worked in New York and went to night school at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Art. After she moved to Maine and continued her studies in Studio Art graduating from the Maine College of Art in 1976. Since that time Alison has had several studios in Portland and now is located at the Bakery Studios at 61 Pleasant Street. Her practice includes mixed media drawing, painting, printmaking, and some installation work.



It is curious that I started off intending to do a series of paintings exploring the meanderings of fungi and instead I ended up in the cosmos. Maybe because they are both concerned with how interconnectedness affects outcomes. In their relative ways they are both immense and unmapped. How can we begin to locate ourselves in the vastness and indifference of the Universe? In looking back at our little blue planet, rotating in this immense space, how are we to think about the choices we have made? How have they affected the fabric of an intricate and connected environment?

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