Photos courtesy Bluecoat Display Centre
More beautiful and amazing work from Elizabeth Willow in the window of the Bluecoat Display Centre throughout December 2010.
In the Window for December present ‘The Winter Garden‘, a collection of paper and wire sculptures in the form of flowers, inspired by botanical illustration, Victorian rag-pickers and flower-sellers, the intoxicating fragrance of second-hand bookshops, and by a year spent gardening. The pieces are painstakingly created from found and reclaimed materials, making use of a life-time’s accumulation of old paper and love of flowers.
Elizabeth Willow lives and works in Liverpool, and has studied dance, psychology and fine art. She has exhibited locally and nationally, including Jump Ship Rat, the Bluecoat, the Royal Court Theatre, Rossendale Museum and Glastonbury festival. Elizabeth’s practice combines elements of sculpture, installation, intervention, poetry and performance, and draws on diverse methods and techniques including flower-arranging, taxidermy, embroidery, dance and bookbinding. Her work is often inspired by myths and stories, and explores memory, longing and contradiction.