Liz McAuliffe

Liz McAuliffe

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My carved sculptures give a sensual experience as well as a visual one. Careful attention to detail, whether in form, surface or shadow is central to my practice and works.

I am attracted to and intrigued by the minutiae found in Nature, especially objects that are often bypassed or go unnoticed. Working closely from found objects so that when up-scaling these into ‘life-size’, I invite the viewer to re-examine their relationship with Nature. This attraction is so diverse, so rich, I am constantly researching and adding new works.

Born and living in New Zealand, I have always been intrigued by natural forms, I have an enjoyment of working with wood and a love and desire to work with my hands, this has been directed into my career as an artist, I participate in group and solo exhibitions regularly, my art is in national and international collections, including Italy, Germany, America, Denmark, England and Australia. In 2016 I had a 10 week artist residency in Denmark.

Initially the lotus pod in particular gave me an almost endless inspiration for carving and has led me to exploring other pods, seeds and native flora. Attracted to the plentiful, fecund/fertile shapes in nature I take delight in replicating and celebrating their unique and individual forms, imbuing them with my own aesthetic. Creating from and with nature has long been a way for me to stay connected to myself and my environment.

My art invites you to consider your perceptions and to examine the original form more closely.

(Sizes are approx and all artworks are signed)

Pohutukawa Pair . 095 .. x
Pohutukawa Pair . 095 .. x
  • NZ$215.00
Carved Match . Matched Pair . 488
Carved Match . Matched Pair . 488
  • NZ$1,300.00
Carved Match Set . 491
Carved Match Set . 491
  • NZ$1,300.00
Carved Match . Diptych . 490
Carved Match . Diptych . 490
  • NZ$875.00
Carved Match . Spent . 489
Carved Match . Spent . 489
  • 100 x 7 x 7 cm
  • NZ$450.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  480
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 480
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  479
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 479
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  478
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 478
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  477
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 477
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  476
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 476
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  475
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 475
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  474
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 474
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  473
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 473
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  472
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 472
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker  .  471
Pohutukawa Leaf Choker . 471
  • 8 x 3 cm
  • NZ$20.00
Gondwana Leaf . 492
Gondwana Leaf . 492
  • 200 x 65 cm
  • NZ$1,900.00
Pohutukawa Progression . 482
Pohutukawa Progression . 482
  • NZ$65.00
Pohutukawa Progression . 481
Pohutukawa Progression . 481
  • NZ$65.00
Pohutukawa Pair . 430
Pohutukawa Pair . 430
  • NZ$215.00
Pohutukawa Leaf .  421
Pohutukawa Leaf . 421
  • 11 x 5 cm
  • NZ$25.00
Pohutukawa Leaf .  420
Pohutukawa Leaf . 420
  • 11 x 5 cm
  • NZ$25.00
Pohutukawa Leaf .  419
Pohutukawa Leaf . 419
  • 11 x 5 cm
  • NZ$25.00
Pohutukawa Leaf .  418
Pohutukawa Leaf . 418
  • 11 x 5 cm
  • NZ$25.00
Pohutukawa Leaf .  417
Pohutukawa Leaf . 417
  • 11 x 5 cm
  • NZ$25.00
Pohutukawa Leaf .  416
Pohutukawa Leaf . 416
  • 11 x 5 cm
  • NZ$25.00