leaf lexicons

Alice Fox Leaf Lexicon (oak) in progress

I’m working on some pieces for an exhibition called Coded: Decoded with Prism this May and Autumn. A Language of Leaves is a series of works loosely based on thoughts about asemic writing and the forms that leaves make when they fall and are arranged on the ground. Asemic writing is that which has no specific meaning or semantic content. It can suggest meaning but is open to the viewers’ interpretation. I’m making a series of ‘lexicons‘ (a catalogue of a languages words) with different leaves.

Alice Fox Leaf Lexicon (scots pine) in progress

13 thoughts on “leaf lexicons

  1. This is absolutely fascinating. I love the whole idea and I love the richness of the marks in the small pieces you’ve shown here. I look forward to seeing more ..

  2. Hi Alice

    love, love, love your work. always piques my interest and inspires me to try something (rust at the mo). its like finding someone who has the same mindset as yourself. not often it happens, at least in Cornwall.

    now going to look up isometrics and codex Seraphinianus!?!

    thank you for being so giving with you’re techniques and information..

    best regards

    sue Richards falmouth

  3. Loving your latest work, once again so inspiring, I agree with sue richards comments, thats just how I feel. Really hope to get to one of your exhibitions /workshops if not this year perhaps 2015

  4. After looking at your latest post I came upon this extract from a poem that I’d written in my sketchbook journal. It’s by Douglas Dunn from ‘Sketches’ :
    ‘We export water
    So why not autumn, acorns, fallen leaves
    Or hieroglyphic daylight’s pagan prayers
    Scribbled on a timber sky,
    Visionary, undeciphered languages’

  5. hello Alice, my name is shannon i am an art student and am studying your work. i would like to know what the meaning is behind your rusted work and how it was made

    • Hi Shannon, that’s a rather broad question, but my rust based work is making the most of the potential of found rusty objects for making marks. These form a record of the place that the metal was found. I use tea for rust prints and sometimes sea water if the objects were found at the coast.

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