Elsa Lye (MFA hons) is a multidisciplinary artist who works intuitively, acknowledging the special dance between viewer and art; the place of spirit in art. Art as Shape Shifter asking questions that will justify the space it owns. Hopefully triggering a response from the viewer which could alter the way we see/feel, and enjoy.
“Before I called myself artist I was farmer. I humbly acknowledge that my life skills, independence and spirit have been honed by powerful elements that form the land, sea and my love and concern for humanity. These elements and feelings manifest intuitively in my work.
Many of my paintings are painted en pleine air (outside in the environment), west coast Raglan. Where the struggle to capture this beautiful coast is tempered by the weather’s ability to disrupt and drive me crazy. While my clay sculptures often relate to human environments and concerns.”