The objects that Alison Berger creates are modern, evocative and deceptively simple. Inspired by everything from renaissance paintings, to Giorgio Morandi, to flea market finds, Berger treats her objects as a collection of forms, like a still life. “I love when people don’t know whether my pieces are old or new,” she says. She is interested in the ritualistic past of historic vessels and recreates that sense of atmosphere, history and use through a variety of complex techniques. Some objects give the illusion of being filled with water. One is etched with writings from Leonardo Da Vinci on water and how it flows, another combines a solid cast bottom fused with a blown hollow top, and yet another is one glass chamber suspended inside another. In her collection of vessels and objects, one can almost see the series of technical challenges Berger has posed to herself as she experiments with the expressive possibilities inherent in her medium.