Paper Rectangle brooch

Alysa Freeman is a mixed media jewellery maker living and working in Exeter, Devon.

Alysa’s work centres around the idea of transmuting an unwanted material into something with unique aesthetic integrity. She uses old newspaper as the bases for her work. Through a technique of rolling and compressing she have created a new useable material as the bases for her jewellery. She then manipulates the surface by working into the paper stacks and revealing the ink print left behind. The use of text has been a recurring theme in her work for 15 years.

As a dyslexic artist I view text as a texture. In this series I have blurred the lines others hold with the printed word by revealing layers that read in reverse, the opposite way around and crossing directions, removing the original context;'