Liz McAuliffe - 'Hundertwasser Meets Pohutakawa Lacuna 2'
610 x 450 acrylic on canvas
Always intrigued by natural forms I directed this interest into a career as an artist. I ventured into carving/painting while completing a visual arts course in Opononi in 2006. Since carving my first object – a lotus seed pod – my work has been grounded in a reverence for nature. Attracted to the plentiful, fertile shapes in nature I take delight in replicating their individual forms. I am constantly researching and adding new works. My work has now moved more to painting, on cut canvas and panel boards, sometimes with sewing wire inserts for movement and shadow. I work most days – using the mornings for ‘making’ when my mind and body are fresh, saving the afternoon and evenings for contemplative painting, bookwork and research.