The mobile Certainly It Was Different Then, is made from the artist’s personal collection of early daguerreotypes of Victorian women. The hand tinted photographs have been brought together from all over the world and range from toddlers and babies to toothless old ladies, matriarchs to little girls in their sunday best, wives and young mothers to spinsters and widows, handsome and even beautiful women to homely or plain figures.
In some cases these fragile pieces of glass may be the last remaining fragment of the sitters’ lives, their subjects now completely forgotten. The delicacy and hand made nature of the mobile accentuates the frailty of the piece and the transience of the lives represented.
Silk screen prints on satin fabric. Slag Spiral uses synonyms for “slag”, which aims to highlight the many words for women of loose morals compared to the number of words for men of loose morals.
Lino cuts with embedded glitter
In “Sleeping Beauty”, Alice captures the forest of thorns as viewed from the captive’s window. Thorns are intriguing in this print as in our wider culture - capable of representing both a healthy irritant ‘in the side’ of unchecked power and the darker more painful side of love and beauty.
– Baroness Shami Chakrabarti
Interview with a shoe
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