Traces and Transformations

“Traces and Transformations” investigates the interconnectivity of human experience in the domestic environment and the malleability of memory. 

Streetside Artscape:
Allison Hyde / Traces and Transformations
Woolworth Window 2, 11th & Broadway
December 31, 2016 – March 16, 2017


By physically cutting, joining, and transforming the graphite rubbings of an old wood floor, the artist allows these silvery grey traces and scratches to undergo a metamorphosis – a visual transformation that is meant to spark familiar recollection as well as a sense of profound loss knowing that our memories of the past are incomplete, fragmented, and often reconfigured over time.

Allison Hyde is an artist living and working in the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Tacoma, Washington and graduated from the University of Oregon with a Masters in Fine Arts in 2011. Whether using found objects, photographs, printmaking, or installation spaces, her work seeks to evoke ideas of loss, memory, identity and desire. She believes that architecture and objects embody a beauty in the marks of time passing, speak quietly about human experience, and intimately personify our identities in an unparalleled way.