Dive into the captivating fusion of architecture and art with Elisabeth Vullings, whose work draws inspiration from New Zealand's hidden sites, resulting in mixed media paintings, installations, and ceramics that breathe life into history.
Elisabeth Vullings A distinguished artist with a rich background in Interior Architecture, Elisabeth takes the stage as our guest painter for this year's Festival of Pots and Garden Art. Her exceptional artistry is deeply influenced by her architectural roots, resulting in a body of work that marries creativity with the intricate world of built environments.
Drawing inspiration from the architectural and archaeological nuances of small, secluded, and often overlooked sites across New Zealand, Elisabeth's art practice thrives on capturing the essence of these hidden gems. Her journey commences with the careful selection of these sites, each with their own stories and echoes of history waiting to be unearthed.
Elisabeth's creative process is as immersive as it is enlightening. Following site selection, she embarks on a physical exploration, documenting her interactions and the structures that inhabit these sites. Drawing and photography become her tools of choice, allowing her to encapsulate the intricate details that might otherwise be overlooked.
But her exploration doesn't end there. Elisabeth delves into local archives, unearthing hidden narratives and shedding light on the embedded histories of these sites. Armed with this newfound knowledge, she employs her creative prowess to breathe life into her art, transcending mere visuals to craft pieces that carry a profound sense of place and history.
Mixed media paintings, installations, and ceramics are the canvases on which Elisabeth's tales of architecture and heritage unfold. However, it's not just the mediums that define her work – it's the unique approach she takes to presentation. Recycling and repurposing become an integral aspect of her artistry. Each piece finds its place within recycled building materials, becoming a harmonious fusion of the past and the present. The weathered textures, the echoes of bygone eras, and the architectural allure of these materials provide a backdrop that is, in itself, an artistic statement.
Elisabeth's artistry stands as a tribute to the forgotten stories that lie beneath the surface of our landscape. Her works embody the convergence of creativity and history, leaving a lasting impression that resonates deeply with all who encounter them.
As we anticipate this year's Festival of Pots and Garden Art, we invite you to immerse yourself in the evocative world of Elisabeth Vullings. Prepare to be captivated by her exploration of architectural heritage and her skill in translating these narratives into art that not only tells stories but also embodies the essence of the past.