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Elizabeth Andersen

Abbotsleigh

Artwork title
Archie
HSC year
2009
ARTEXPRESS year
2010
Expressive form
Collection of works
Artist’s statement

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.