Regina's first love is painting. She mixes textile and wallpaper patterns with vintage images of women and children from sources such as coloring books. The result is a juxtaposition of the ornate and the simple to create a modern vintage look.
In Regina's own words:
I want these works to be provocative and seductive, taking something decorative and beautiful on the surface and making it more complex and a little discomforting. As I make this work, I'm considering my own roles as mother, artist, homemaker, and wife and my struggle to balance these many faces in a society with little real support for families...I see women all around me struggling with the same issues, trying to keep their identities as sensual, thinking women, while nourishing their families and their careers. These are the pressures and restraints I'm considering as I make these images.Recently Regina has started to make jewelry, and like her paintings, they are a "collage." She combines new pieces with old, found, and vintage beads, chains, and charms to create one-of-a-kind pieces. These pieces are one-of-a-kind and exclusive to ModernTribe.com.
Learn more about Regina Allen and see more of her paintings at ReginaAllen.com.
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