Alice Bain Toler is a local writer and visionary artist.
“I’ve really been inspired by the richness of ornamentation that you get with the old Byzantine iconography, and I wanted to combine that with my love of birds to create something new. I work in gouache (instead of the more traditional egg tempera) on hardwood veneer board and I apply metal leaf to create the highlights and the halos. It’s a tremendously fun process.” Alice also creates sculptures out of paper mache and plaster, and makes lighted 3D works incorporating LEDs. She has written for Catalyst for several years now.