ABOUT THE ARTIST
Trent Alyse is a Tampa-based artist who gives new life to ethically sourced natural artifacts including bones, stones and exoskeletons via an array of processes, from copper electroforming to taxidermy.
As a student, Trent was heavily influenced by the surrealist paintings of Rene Magritte, and his thoughtful juxtaposition of seemingly incongruous objects. She graduated from FSU in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in studio art, concentrating in sculpture.
Trent’s teenaged fascination with the inherent beauty of found animal bones sparked an ever-evolving journey of creation. Her complex, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces highlight and celebrate nature’s exquisite artistry and her passion for giving creatures a second life extends to the rehabilitation of antique taxidermy pieces. She collects old and broken pieces and transforms them into enchanting crystallized works.
Trent’s work has been featured in Venom Magazine, Creative Loafing, and Buzzfeed, and sold at many local markets and galleries.