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Elizabeth Andersen Archie

Work by Elizabeth Andersen

Archie, my one-and-a-half-year-old kelpie from Armidale, inspired my artwork by her cheeky, destructive and sometimes costly behaviour. The juxtaposition of her adorable personality and physical beauty with her unbelievable and unrelenting destructiveness forms my body of work. Whether intentional or not, she manages to destroy anything and everything. I have collected, photographed and documented the result of her efforts over her lifetime.

School

Abbotsleigh

ARTEXPRESS year

2010

HSC year

2009