My process-led practice is based on personal engagement with landscape and has sustainability at its heart.I am fascinated by the detail of organic things and my work celebrates and carries an essence of what I experience in the natural world. My background in physical geography and nature conservation underpins my artistic practice.
I work with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dyes, stitch, weave and soft basketry techniques.These elements come together in different combinations to create grouped surfaces and structures. Found items form the focus of my response to a landscape. I take an experimental approach to these found items: by engaging with the materials that I find, manipulating them and experimenting, I learn about their properties, boundaries and possibilities. This exploration becomes a collaboration between object and artist.
I studied Contemporary Surface Design & Textiles at Bradford School of Arts & Media and MA in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University. I work from my studio in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK. I exhibit, lecture and teach workshops nationally and internationally.
Instagram & twitter: @alicefoxartist