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Alissa Alfonso is a South Florida artist known for her nature-inspired work in soft sculpture, fused plastic installations, and stuffed textile collages. Alfonso creates beautiful objects that repurpose the past in order to speak to the future. From hand-dyed, upcycled fabric sculptures modeled after healing plants in her “Nature’s Medicine” collection to her work developing an entirely green, alternative art program called “Off the Canvas” in Broward County schools, Alfonso’s work reveals her passion to preserve natural environments and to reconnect her community with the surrounding abundance.


“Parrot Waxcap” is part of the “Nature’s Medicine.” The sculptural collection features delicately detailed, hand-dyed textile waste modeled after traditional medicinal plants, botanicals & fungi. These pieces represent a deeper connection with the natural world, acknowledging not only the importance of the environment but also the historical use by humans for their healing and nourishing properties.

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Alissa Alfonso

Parrot Waxcap, 2022

Textile

17" x 15" x 17”