by Terri Aluise
between Terminals A-East and B
Fairy tales and fables are traditionally stories about morality that teach children a variety of lessons about life. Some of the most well-known historical storytellers were Aesop, Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Lewis Carroll, and Mother Goose. Over time, their imaginative stories have been retold and reinterpreted by authors, playwrights, screenwriters, and visual artists.
Philadelphia artist Terri Aluise continues this tradition as she recreates four popular children's stories – The Three Little Pigs, Alice in Wonderland, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Ugly Duckling – into three-dimensional narratives. Aluise has said that "Mythology and memory are some of the frameworks that assist me in translating symbolism and storytelling into visual art." Like many literary tales, Aluise also incorporates the good with the bad and realism with fiction– dualities familiar to all of us.
Terri Aluise recently received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). She has exhibited her work locally at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Crane Arts, and PAFA.