Destiny Allison continues to reinvent herself. She is an award winning sculptor, an award winning businesswoman, and a community builder. Last year, she published her first book, Shaping Destiny: A quest for meaning in art and life. The non-fiction work is a memoir. In it, Allison reveals the truth that life is art.
In addition to her other endeavors, Allison recently finished a fictional work. The Fallen is a dystopian novel loosely based on current events, conspiracy theories, and breakthroughs in behavioral genetics.
Allison lives in Santa Fe, NM with her husband and dogs, alternately missing and celebrating her three grown sons.
Shaping Destiny: A quest for meaning in art and life
Silenced by roles and expectations, Destiny Allison did not know herself. One evening, in a fight with her husband, she picked up a lump of her children's non-hardening clay and created a figure. Everything she was not, the figure inspired her to explore her identity and discover her voice through art.
For those searching for meaning in their work and lives, this book delivers an ample dose. The teaching component is profound and the lessons can be applied across media. Allison's life parallels her artistic pursuits. Compared to works including Bird by Bird and Art & Fear, this inspiring memoir reveals the truth that life is art and provides valuable tools for navigating the often perilous roads of each.
As if sitting over a cup of tea with a close friend, Allison shares her life with raw honesty and bold determination. No shallow aid for creative types, the book is a gut wrenching, intelligent look at what it means to be fully human.
If you are an artist, or simply seeking to transform your life, Shaping Destiny will further your journey by laying bare the moments that shape us. Allison offers means and methods by which you can overcome barriers to happiness and achieve the life you want to live.
An award winning, internationally collected sculptor, Santa Fe Business Woman of the Year, and managing partner of a vibrant, commercial center, Allison knows of what she speaks. Wise readers will listen.