Piece description from the artist
Although I began as an oil painter, I found myself gravitating towards mixed media as I became more experienced. The textures that I can achieve from torn paper, glass, string, paint drips, and solvent have a quality that can be predicted but not entirely controlled. I love the variability of mix and matching different techniques: drawing, painting, bookbinding, monotype, film photography, image transfers, weaving, collage, silkscreening, digital manipulation. The resulting works reflect their own unique personalities.
When Alice was growing up, art wasn’t exactly a priority. Between the government cheese, cockroaches, and occasional gunshot sound, there was little room for shinanegans in the San Francisco Chinatown projects. Despite the hardships of living in such a seemingly dangerous area, Alice felt she owed much of her creativity to the rich culture soaked in her everyday world. The murals, festivals, graffiti, and people in Chinatown helped her to see layers and textures as components with which she could build visual interest. After earning degrees in art, design, and teaching, she is now embarking on the kurious journey of parenthood.