In August 2019, Dean Allison spent a week as artist in residence at the Glass Shop in Greenﬁeld Village. Dean Allison works with ﬁgurative sculpture and portraits with glass. He begins with a life cast from a model. The ﬁnal portrait, made in cast glass expresses the fragility and transparency of the human experience through a medium that inherently captures those qualities. The work is a document, a three-dimensional photograph that examines preconceptions and perception towards individuals. While most of his work is cast and utilizes molds, Allison is experimenting with a new body of work that focuses on the human ﬁgure on a smaller scale.