Alma Allen is a self-taught artist living in Joshua Tree, California, known for his abstract, almost biomorphic sculptures. His careful selection of materials—reclaimed wood, bronze, and marble—suggest an affinity with the desert flora and landscape.
He meticulously finishes the surface of each piece to accentuate its tactile qualities. Allen also creates more utilitarian objects, such as stools, tables and bowls, all of which employ the same meticulous attention to detail. Functionally and formally, his work recalls southern California artists Ken Price and Peter Voulkos.