For thirty years, Allyson has expressed in her paintings an essentialized world view consisting of three root components: chaos, order and secret writing. Chaos in these paintings symbolizes the material world where distinctions and entropy exist in all systems. Order in the work suggests the bliss realms one might experience in transcendental states of mystic unity sometimes called Nirvana, heaven, or the infinite Divine.
Grey's secret writing is comprised of twenty unpronounceable letters, corresponding to the nameless presence, existent in all sacred writing, the spirit imbedded in communication that cannot be reduced to concepts.
These paintings of tens of thousands of labor intensively painted spectral squares and a mystery language point to paradoxes of particles and waves, cells and systems, entropy and inter-reflectivity, meaning and the ineffable.