Alice Spencer

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Textiles are one of the oldest forms of material culture. From the time the most rudimentary cloth was woven, textiles have served to convey important ideas about human history, social values and personal identity. Textiles such as bedding, wall coverings and clothing, have an intimate relationship with the human body and its environment. In this way, they track how human life unfolds.

 Textiles are a point of reference in my work. I am interested in the dynamics of cloth: how it compiles and transmits the story of human activity through time, how its patterning captures the beauty and potency of nature for human use, enhancing our homes and signaling our identities.

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