You may call me Lucy, or the Babe, no matter to me because I am not staying here for longer than one night. When visiting Earth I cannot stay for too long, the place and the people, although painfully dear to me, you make me sad and make me lose my celestial powers and my sunny disposition. My companion Bonnie helps me through this one night, when I have to listen and to absorb all your pains and troubles. I listen, and Bonnie channels all your negative energy into a place where it cannot harm you anymore. Tomorrow you are free to collect more sorrows, but for this one night with me I want you to be young, and free, and happy as a child. If I drink too much of your pains, my necklace will help me to fight the gravity, it will take me back home to the Floating Kingdom. If it is late at night, and you are all alone and lonely in the bar or at the club, just look around you, find me, and I will make you feel better! Your pains will be gone, but our night together will be saved into one of the facets of my diamond necklace. You won’t forget this night, and I will think of you when wearing my diamond necklace. My hat? It is made from the fur Bonnie sheds when springtime comes, his fur turns pink once shed, and it is my favorite colour because I am your Babe!
Allois work deals with dislocation and estrangement, at times employing decidedly cute characters in innocently grotesque or strange situations. Allois’ paintings portray characters that visually embody states of mind, from the mischievous to the manic.
The occult and metaphysical themes recurring in the work call to mind the universally recognizable issue of the unknown origins of the soul, and the pre-linguistic mind. Disproportionate, malformed creatures inhabit barren landscapes, where our attention is refocused on the interrelations between characters. The figures seem alien or fantastical, but at the same time they are highly relate-able. The figures evoke raw emotions in the audience by being vague to the visual senses but obvious to the spirit.