Elizabeth Ayerle is from the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she currently lives and works. She attended Bucknell University for her undergraduate degree, where she studied art & art history. She spent two semesters abroad first in Florence and then London. During her time abroad she continued to study studio art and art history deepening her love of the visual and decorative arts. In 2004 she graduated from Bucknell with a Bachelors Degree in Art History and continued on to Parsons School of Design in New York where she earned an Associates Degree in Fashion Design. After graduating from Parson’s Liz worked in the fashion industry for over seven years as a clothing designer and boutique owner.
The plates for her collagraph mono prints are developed using a unique process that begins with handcrafted stencils. The texture is pressed in using live plant material and finally the plates are hand colored by the artist and printed on a variety of materials. These include fabric, Japanese paper and rives BFK printmaking paper. Some of her works are finished with acrylic and watercolor washes. The result is work that has a haunted fossil like quality. Each piece reflects the artist’s interest in the natural world and her background in fashion/textiles and fine art.
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