Liz Shreeve’s works are a myriad of light and shade. She uses the strict geometry of the grid to create contemplative, harmonious shifts in light and space. After a long career as a science teacher, Shreeve graduated with Honours from the National Art School, Sydney in 2005.
Shreeve has written about her work:
My practice is very much based on visual observations of the natural and the man-made environment. I use repeating units; folds or curls of paper and the most basic sequences to build up a surface that responds to light. As an ex-scientist, I have an understanding of the underlying laws of nature, of their simplicity and of their interaction, layer upon layer, to produce complexity.
My work is an attempt to strip things back to their simple rules, to recognise and acknowledge the patterns and the order that can exist in pure uninfluenced form. Like scales on a butterfly’s wings, the paper folds and curls catch and transform the light, turning it into a coloured, radiant cloud. I want my work to be a celebration of the visual; a recognition that delight really does have something to do with light.