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On the Cover: Alice Toler

By Staff

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.



This article was originally published on October 31, 2014.