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《Alice Fox : 不在乎天長地久》
《Alice Fox : 不在乎天長地久》


The Lady who CREATES ART with NATURE

「我喜歡從大自然中取材去做我的藝術作品,由樹葉到海水,做出來的作品未必能持久保存,它們會隨着時間流逝逐漸褪色,也許這是我覺得它美的原因吧。我對藝術品的轉變甚至腐化,抱着期待。反正這個世界已經太多東西,我不認為我需要做更多能夠天長地久的作品。」 Alice Fox

這是我到倫敦一個稱為From The Earth Textiles 組織搞的Eco textile課程,而Alice教的是Rustmarks。 短短三天來我們學習嘗試用不同的生銹金屬物件染布,我大開眼界、重拾讀書時的好奇心與亂來的實驗心熊之餘也很受我導師Alice Fox啟發。
她本來修讀的是地理,及後投身環境保育工作,但後來仍是覺得她最喜歡仍是創作,於是她重回校園修讀了布料設計。她對大自然的熱愛成為了她創作的核心,而她創作的手法亦比較隨心、率性。她鹽到時只會用植物染料,她也很喜歡隨處拾東西,如立業或沙灘曾找到的生銹金屬,這個動作稱之為Beachcombing,即在沙灘尋覓有用的東西,一般都是隨着浪漂到沙灘上來的。

「我的作品是關於LANDSCAPE,環境與景觀,這不單止在指野生大自然,這也包括城市裡、日常生活中的景觀,隨着我的個人足跡每天都在變,我深受大自然藝術家Andy Goldsworthy ,Richard Long, Chris Drury, David Nash影響。我大部份作品圍繞着大海,潮漲、潮退與天氣的變化,帶給我很多寶藏。我的起點很簡單,就是漫步;透過文字、攝影、速寫、插圖、搜集東西,我在記錄我的路程。我觀察的是線條,是圖案,是形狀,是質感。」
Alice老師, 很高興認識你和你的作品。

http://www.alicefox.co.uk

“I’ve done things that do not necessarily last, they’re going to fade over time. I think that’s quite exciting, things that change. I mean there’s so much stuff in the world already, we don’t have to make more stuff to fill the world that lasts forever. I have long been inspired by the work of artists who have a strong connection to the natural world, in particular Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long, Chris Drury and David Nash. These artists work directly with nature, often making artworks that are ephemeral or subject to change through their exposure to the elements.
My work is about LANDSCAPE, its about recording my experience with the landscape I experience. It doesn’t have to be the wild landscape, it can be day to day landscape. it just links to the places I have been. I see everyday life and my artistic practice as a continuum. They are interrelated and sometimes impossible to unpick from one another.

My practice is based on personal engagement with landscape and the work that I produce celebrates and carries an essence of what I experience in the natural world. Much of my work is based on experiences of coastal landscapes. The beach and its hinterland can be the richest source of experience and discovery. Through the cycle of tides and weather it collects daily treasures and detritus by turn, providing a visual and tactile adventure. My starting point is walking, recording my experience through words, sketches, photographs and collected items. I notice lines, patterns, shapes and textures. I try to capture small changes: the way material is moved about by the elements. Wherever I am I take a beach-comber’s approach, found objects providing a tangible link to the places I’ve walked.
I work with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dye techniques, print, stitch and weave in different combinations to create surfaces and structures. Found items, their identity often a mystery because of the action of the elements, 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. I use found items to make marks, allowing them to stain the fibres and stitches that I surround them with. This becomes a collaboration between object and artist.

My process-led practice has sustainability at its heart and is underpinned by my background in geography and nature conservation. I follow a line of inquiry, each result leading on to another question: what happens if I do this? In presenting my findings I aim to draw the viewer in, notice things they wouldn’t otherwise have seen or considered, change the way people view their world, even in a small way.“

Alice Fox
The Lady who CREATES ART with NATURE

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