Alysn works primarily in copper, bronze, stainless steel and pewter metal shims and woven metal fabrics; often altering the original surface by burnishing, texturing, printing, patterning and patinating. By using textile and embroidery techniques she reveals new dimensions of textiles in contemporary works which exploit the boundaries of these surfaces creating subtle combinations explored through dense, repeating and interlocking pattern based designs.
Many works are composed of evocative forms and figures incorporated into surfaces articulated with complex, undulating, knotted and interwoven designs and text. Patterns emerge slowly as the work is viewed resulting in warm harmonies through subtly gentle, yet obsessive mazes at once disconcerting and fascinating.
Patterns and figures derived from personal markings such as fingerprints and body markings along with the working of a mostly unconscious human ancestral memory and through to the pixelization of an image, create a mosaic of forms and patterns which appear to move and change swaying in the tides of unseen forces.