Alice Hope maximizes the visual effect of a simple process through the dense deployment of a minimal physical palette or repetitive action. Her materials: perforated aluminum, iron filings, ball chain, bibs, steel shot, ferrite and neodymium magnets—are associated with industrial functions. Because these materials are functional outside of an artistic context, they must be manipulated through deliberate controlling of scale, placement, and pattern. In this context, numeracy, the power of numbers, contributes significantly to the eventual experience of the work: the work hours, number of magnets, degrees in scale, weight, and distance involved with each piece. Ultimately, her labor-intensive execution leads to opulent work that seems Baroque, in extreme contrast to the choices that produced it. She received her MFA in painting at Yale University, and works both in East Hampton and New York. She has done large-scale installations for the Parrish Art Museum, Queens Museum, WNYC's Greene Space, as well as private and commercial spaces throughout the country.