Alyce Glazer Levy
Modern Slice

ALYCE LEVY dba MODERN SLICE

Alyce Levy is a graphic designer, and creator of her line, Modern Slice. Modern Slice art pieces have a mid century soul. They begin with a single piece of perfectly imperfect wood with rings and whorls that tell us a story of time and life, visual respresentations of who an individual is in strong, decisive lines and colors working together with a message to send, a song to sing, an all day long smile in the heart, and as unique as every living creature or thought on this planet

Literally EVERYTHING and everyone inspires me! I walk through this world looking at what is in front of me with an extra added dimension of sparkle and color around it. I am known for embellishing nature’s cast offs-stumps, wood slices, antlers and skulls found in Telluride with bright swoops of color and clusters of crystals and gemstones.

 

Bowl of Cherries

Reclaimed Teak

$600.00

This amorphous piece of reclaimed teak was beautiful to start with. Let’s be honest here, it was summer, and I was fruit obsessed! Cherries are not only so delicious, but their colors are equally scrumptious. I couldn’t help myself.

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ARTIST Q & A

The artist has the same place as a doctor, housekeeper, writer, maintenance professional or lawyer-to express through their individual skill or chosen manner.  The difference with an artist is that generally, we use images rather than words, which makes us noticeable in a unique manner.  My belief is that if your heart, mind or soul has a calling, you should answer it if you are able!

I have been SHOCKED!  Here I was, painting away gleefully in my own home, not thinking a damn thing about it.  Friends came over and got terribly excited about it.  I just LOVE when people’s faces show delight in my creations.  My husband and I were walking home in Telluride one night and looked into the gallery showing my art, only to be joined by a passerby who stopped to look as well.  He asked me what I thought the artist was thinking when “he” created the skull sculpture.  It was so fun to chat with him!

I had my sights on being a trial lawyer, but in retrospect, I think I would have become an archaeologist. My opinion is that many artists do not BECOME, we just are, regardless what profession we choose. My daddy reminded me of this when he had a sit down with me, asking why the hell I wanted to go to law school when he knew what I really wanted to do was create.

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“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

Émile Zola


“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”

Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island


"Everything you can imagine is real."

Pablo Picasso


“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Pablo Picasso


“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

George Bernard Shaw


“Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.”

Woody Allen


"Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park


“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

Edgar Degas


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Pablo Picasso


“Creativity takes courage.”

Henri Matisse


“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

Leonardo da Vinci


“You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.”

Rick Riordan


“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”

Friedrich Nietsche

 


“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”

Pablo Picasso


“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”

Leonardo da Vinci


“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”

Vincent van Gogh


“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

Albert Einstein, The World as I See It

 

 


"Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”

Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War (Abarat, #2)


“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

Vincent van Gogh

 


“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe