Alison Meek describes her work in the following way:
' I use the ancient Greeks, whose discoveries and developments in many fields including art and maths, underpin Western civilisation. I explore aspects of this and then look at the time when this knowledge was lost to the world from the 5th century onwards, before being rediscovered in the 15th Century Renaissance in Italy. Characters I have chosen to illustrate knowledge and then loss include Epicurus (341–270 BCE) and Hypatia (c.350–370- 415 CE).
In my practice as an artist, I have used the relationship between colour and shape to illustrate many concepts, from the emotional to the political and historical (as in part of my exhibition at Lauderdale House last year, ‘Awesome – an American Road Trip’). This latest artistic journey allows me to play with artistic, scientific and political concepts using the media of soft pastel and charcoal on cotton rag paper, to give rich, textured surfaces, able to expose layers within the pictures.'