My work explores the absence and presence of the emotional bonds we share with others. I use fabric to represent these intimate attachments because they display a connection and disconnection, or a push and pull. I often use fabric to create a layer of comfort and protection while relating to the home. This domesticity is displayed through the patterns used to engulf the figure. The consumption of the figure by the fabric relates back to the figure being hidden, while simultaneously holding a presence. Through my work I show the complexity of intimate attachments, the give and take needed to cultivate relationships.
Alayna Coverly is an Ann Arbor based artist working figuratively with oil paint. She has her BFA in Painting and Drawing, along with a Museum Studies certificate and a minor in Art History from Ohio University. She is currently producing work in her studio that focuses on the intimate bonds we have with others.