Alida’s material lexicon is highly tactile, including natural papers, graphite, pigment, salt, thread, ink, wax and raw casts in metal and plaster. Her sculptures often incorporate forms that recall pages, folds, bindings or scrolls. This work addresses the contemporary relationship between heritage and cultural codes, the linguistic qualities of rhythmically recurring forms and the transformative, yet indexical, nature of the cast or the scan.
Alida holds an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London. Her work is included in The Anthony Shaw Collection at York Art Gallery, UK and The Letterform Archive, San Francisco, USA. She has exhibited extensively across the UK and has received public art commissions from the HERILIGION Project at University of East Anglia (2019) and The National Trust and Norwich Contemporary Art Society (2017). Her work was included in the touring exhibition Stereo Type, which showed at the Boston Association of Architects, BSA Space; Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida; Parsons The New School, New York; and De Pauw University, Greencastle, Indiana (2014-16).