Elizabeth Edwards has an unusual ability to distill, to discover
the essence of a creature, an object or an idea and express it in
the exquisite forms she creates.
The lines are simple, almost austere. The forms are beguiling in
their simplicity and yet they evoke extraordinary emotional responses.
There is an other-worldly depth and honesty in the work that is
Still waters... Elizabeth is a passionate, thoughtful woman who
has always marched to the beat of a different drum. Her quiet, gentle
nature belies a life full of colour, drama, tragedy and wonder.
She has studied and taught English, French, Latin, Hebrew, Koine
Greek and biblical studies. She also does wonderful things with
lamb shanks, barley and leeks.
Coyness and humility however, prevent her from giving much away.
If you want to know something of the woman, hold one of her beloved
sculptures in your hands, they speak of strange and wonderful things.
Elizabeth lives a simple life in Melbourne that revolves around
husband and dogs, family, church and her beloved carving. She has
been sculpting for over forty years during which time she has only
had a couple of solo exhibitions. Her work can be found in The
Eastgate and Holst Gallery in Melbourne and more importantly,
in many homes around Australia and the world.
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