“My art preserves a memory of the splendor of our natural world while raising awareness and communicating the idea and emotion of lost nature.“

Alissa Alfonso is a Miami native & mother of three who are a source of constant inspiration.  I challenge assumptions by creating contemporary art which simultaneously inspires and conserves our environment.  I combine innovative practices such as fused plastics, soft sculpture, sewing and exaggerated trapunto with hand dyed fabrics to create unique fiber art.  My art is meant to preserve  a memory of the splendor of our natural world while raising awareness and communicating the idea and emotion of lost nature. I demonstrate how we can create art while taking action to mitigate our impact on the environment by reducing waste so that we can leave the world a better place for future generations.