Alvis’ distinctive style is a collision of elements both representational and abstract. The overall rhythm and simplification of form is delicate and bold. The horse’s large detailed feet, expressive faces, and waving hair are engaging and their smooth beautiful bodies covered with intricate, colorful patinas lend a sense of sophisticated intensity.
Alex’s sculpture emphasizes some elements and exaggerates others. She says, “My sculpture shows horses as individuals with a personality all their own. If you look at traditional western art, the horses are usually transportation, or wild things to be broken. I want the viewer to see horses beyond their practical or recreational uses. Horses are incredible living beings and they enrich our human lives immeasurably.”