Allen Chamberland

Allen Chamberland

Boston, MA

 

"It makes me feel good when people enjoy what I do."

Despite physical disabilities that previously limited his financial opportunities, Allen (he/him/his) devotes himself to making intricate and beautiful papercutting works. His motivation to create work is to “keep busy and make people happy.” Allen has been on ArtLifting’s platform since the very beginning. He was one of ArtLifting’s first ever exhibiting artists and now proudly displays his work across many clients’ walls across the country. 

Allen used to sell his artwork as a street vendor, immersed in the informal artist economy of Boston. He realized then, that people wanted to buy his work, a life changing realization for any artist. His loves selling through ArtLifting because it allows him to to share his vision. He says, "It makes me feel good when people enjoy what I do." He often draws upon architectural images with clean lines that he able to recreate with paper through his craft and technique. 

Each of Allen’s pieces is made with a single sheet of black paper. Using an inexpensive and accessible material allows Allen to crumple it up and start over after a mistake. Over the years, he has refined his process while delving deeper into the world of papercutting, a process that requires acute attention to detail. He chooses to create his work out of paper because it is inexpensive. He explains, "You don’t mind if you mess it up. If you do, then you just crumple it up and get a new piece of paper."


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33 State Street - ArtLifting
 
Aldrich Hall - ArtLifting
 
Back Bay - ArtLifting
 
Baker Library - ArtLifting
 
Boston Buildings - ArtLifting
 
Boston Customs House - ArtLifting
 
Boston, MA 1842 - ArtLifting
 
Boston, MA 1842 - ArtLifting
 
Boston, MA 1880 - ArtLifting
 
Boston, MA 1880 - ArtLifting
 
Bourne Bridge - ArtLifting
 
Brooklyn Bridge - ArtLifting
 
Charleston, SC 1864 - ArtLifting
 
Charleston, SC 1864 - ArtLifting
 
Charlestown Bridge - ArtLifting
 
Chicago Theater - ArtLifting
 
Christian Science Center - ArtLifting
 
Cleveland Trust Building - ArtLifting
 
Cleveland, OH - ArtLifting
 
Commercial Wharf - ArtLifting
 
Cordage - ArtLifting
 
Cordage - ArtLifting
 
Dead Eye - ArtLifting
 
Detroit, MI 1872 - ArtLifting
 
Dockside - ArtLifting
 
Downtown - ArtLifting
 
Emerald Tree - ArtLifting
 
Fenway Park - ArtLifting
 
Fields of Flags - ArtLifting
 
Five Hundred Boylston - ArtLifting
 
Free to All - ArtLifting
 
Gasson Hall, Boston College - ArtLifting
 
Harley Engine - ArtLifting
 
Houston, TX 1916 - ArtLifting
 
Houston, TX 1916 - ArtLifting
 
Jacksonville - ArtLifting
 
Jacksonville, FL - ArtLifting
 
Ladder 15 Engine 33 Boylston St - ArtLifting
 
Low Tide - ArtLifting
 
Manhattan, NY 1840 - ArtLifting
 
Manhattan, NY 1840 - ArtLifting
 
Mast - ArtLifting
 
Mast - ArtLifting
 
Newbury St Doorway - ArtLifting
 
Newport, RI 1777 - ArtLifting
 
Newport, RI 1777 - ArtLifting
 
Old City Hall - ArtLifting
 
Old City Hall - ArtLifting
 
Old State House - ArtLifting
 
Old State House - ArtLifting
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