The artist has valued this work at $50.00. Materials/dimensions: Painted ceramic, wire, and stuffed cotton forms. The sculpture measures 5” long 7” wide by 9-1/2” high; the round wooden painted base is not attached to the piece but is included with it.
Elizabeth Carefoot made this “Reef Fragment” as part of a larger body of work to honour the dying coral reefs of the world. Her husband is a marine biologist and for over 55 years he has taken her snorkelling on all the major reefs of the world. During that time it has broken Elizabeth’s heart to see the inexorable and immense destruction of the reef system. Although she uses elements of surprise and playfulness in her work, there is a deep reverence for nature that she hope will impart itself to the viewer. Elizabeth works with a variety of materials and found objects. It is the process that shapes her imagery and dictates the conception. She also allow chance and memory to play its part. Elizabeth needs to make stuff and her original sketches hardly ever turn out the way she planned them, but she loves it when the work takes on a life of its own, then she goes with the flow and allows it to take her wherever it wants to go. Her mantra is “embrace the wonky” and strive for excellence rather than perfection. For more information about the work of artist Elizabeth Carefoot contact her at: Email: [email protected] or www.elizabethcarefoot.com. Elizabeth is also a member of the Z.inc Art Collective. www.facebook.com/ZincCollective