Though born to Texas artists Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, Bale Creek Allen has developed his own personal visual language utilizing diverse materials and mediums. He discovers and brings to our attention objects and scenes that often go unnoticed but contain deep meaning.

Cast bronze tumbleweeds and tire treads along with photographs of forgotten places and discarded objects are his most recognizable subjects. His works invite us to consider where we have been, where we are, and where we might be headed.


Image credit: BALE CREEK ALLEN, Koko Inn Pool, 2016, digital print on archival paper and board, 45 x 66 x 2 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Image credit: BALE CREEK ALLEN, Koko Inn Pool, 2016, digital print on archival paper and board, 45 x 66 x 2 in. Courtesy of the artist.