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Alice Fox is an embroiderer and textile artist who has a strong interest in the natural world. Her acutely observed work combines the textural qualities of textile and printmaking processes, including rust prints, naturally sourced mark making, embossing and collagraph printmaking, hand stitch and weave.
Found objects are often employed in her mark making or construction process. Alice builds up layers of print, stitch and weave to make contemplative and subtle artworks that embody ‘place’ rather than represent it directly.
She uses natural dye techniques for printing and mark making to make work with low environmental impact. The challenge of using what is available at a location forms an important aspect for Alice and collected items during walks often form the starting point of new work. Exploring material, including found objects, through making are a key part of Alice’s practice. Much of Alice’s work is currently based on coastal themes and she was artist in residence at Spurn Point National Nature Reserve during 2012.
Alice has self-published books that document her solo projects and is the author of Natural Processes in Textile Art, published by Batsford.