Alysia Fischer, Imminent, 2009. Hand-sewn inner tube, valve stems, and upholstery stuffing, 7 x 10 x 7 in.

Alysia Fischer


Manifest Gallery

Alysia Fischer’s recent exhibition, “Consumption,” featured seven extraordinarily handsome works made from what she calls “diverted materials,” specifically inner tubes from a local landfill. In Chrysalis Forms (2011), Fischer turns the stiffly awkward substance of the tubes into a pair of suspended, lacy, almost egg-shaped forms. The elongated ovals cut from the material to produce this open look were scattered on the floor below. Each piece hung on a hand-forged steel hook, also made of diverted material…see the entire review in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.