Allie's abstract mixed-media paintings are meant to make the viewer
feel a personal struggle through a subtle kind of intrusion. In Heart Strings, she
uses violin strings to illustrate the fluid and unpredictable motion of many mental
and neurological disorders. The rough granite pieces are reminders to stay
grounded during times of unease.
Her own experience with a sleep disorder surfaces in the sinuous structure
of her work; her paintings, with their organic materials and many layers, function
as a kind of timeline to give structure to the places where her memory is affected
by sleep deprivation. She believes that the more the public adapts to how
prevalent hidden disorders are, the easier it will be to create conversations about
what affects so many people in modern society.