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From as far back as I can recall I have been attracted to making things. As a child, I often turned to make believe to satisfy my creativity. Today in art making I use the same principles to create my work. I find inspiration in natural occurring repetitive patterns in cells, spores, bacteria, disease, flora and fungi. These influences are abstracted and recreated into intimate objects and presented for close observation.

Although not immediately recognizable, I explore the ideas of home and domesticity in my works. The symbolic gesture of relationships and making a home is executed by each sculpture or installation purposefully inhabiting their environments. I often allude to this by delineating a space with a color coordinating background or the arrangement of installed works interacting with one another.

Each artwork I make is influenced by the one before, creating a noticeable evolution. My recurring color pallet is a theme of greens, pinks and oranges, which I attribute to the Southern California natural & urban landscapes where I grew up.

-Alissa Goss

Green, Blue & Orange Topography
Ceramic, Wire
14x13x3
2010
Turquoise and Terra Cotta Topography
Ceramic, Wire
14x13x3
2010
Tiny Series: 4
Ceramic, Underglaze, Wood, Latex Paint
3 x 5 x 3"
2009
Tiny Series: 5
Ceramic, Underglaze, Wood, Latex Paint
5 x 5 x 3"
2009
Satelite
Ceramic & Wire
2x2"
2010
Satelite
Ceramic & Wire
2x2"
2010
Beautiful Decay Series: Yellow Blast
Ceramic, Underglaze, Wood, Latex Paint
12 x 12 x 6"
2008
Beautiful Decay Series: Turquoise Blast
Ceramic, Underglaze, Wood, Latex Paint
12 x 12 x 6"
2008
Blue with 3 Brown Satellites
Ceramic, Wire & Wood
13" x 1.5"
2010
Red with 2 Chartreuse & Orange Satellites
Ceramic, Wire & Wood
6x9x1.5"
2010
Green with 3 Turquoise Satellites
Ceramic, Wire & Wood
2010
Satellite
Ceramic, Metallic Glaze
2x2"
2010
Two Hearts
Ceramic
5x5" each piece
2010
Brown & Golden
Ceramic
Main Piece 5x7" Satellites 2x2"
2010
Bluegreen & Terra Cotta Orb
Ceramic
12 x 12"
2010
Detail
Ceramic, Wire, underglaze, glaze
2010
Round Rhythm
April 17, 2010
Round Rhythm
April 17, 2010
Tiny Series
Ceramic, Wire, Wood
2010
Tiny Series
Ceramic, Wire & Wood
2010
Tiny Series
Ceramic, Wood
3 x 5 x 3"
2009
Art in a Box, Ceramic Sculpture,
Ceramic, Wood, Gold Luster
2 x 4 x 3"
2009
Art in a Box, Ceramic Sculpture
Ceramic, Wood
2009
Art in a Box, Ceramic Sculpture
Ceramic, Wood
2009
Art in a Box, ceramic sculpture
Ceramic
3 x 4 x 3"
2009
Tiny Series
Porcelain, Glaze, Wire, Wood, Latex Paint
3 x 5 x 3"
2009
Tiny Series
Ceramic, wood, latex paint
5 x 7 x 3.5"
2009
Tiny Series
Porcelain, Glaze, Nichrome Wire, Wood, Latex Paint
3 x 5 x 3"
2009
Tiny Series: 1
Ceramic, Underglaze, Wood, Latex Paint
5 x 7 x 3"
2009
Tiny Series: 2
Ceramic, Underglaze, Wood, Latex Paint
5 x 7 x 3"
2009
Tiny Series: 3
Ceramic, Underglaze, Wood, Latex Paint
5 x 7 x 3"
2009
Tiny Series
Ceramic, Wire & Wood
2010
Tiny Series: 6
Ceramic, Underglaze, Wood, Latex Paint
5 x 7 x 4"
2009