Lianne Edwards

Edwards is best known for her postage stamp assemblages, whether they depict reproductions of nature, art or industry, postage stamps are reflections of the times and societies they are produced within. Other materials also reflect her environmental consciousness and her desire to re-use and re-value materials.

Born in Auckland, now living and working in Nelson, Lianne Edwards artwork reflects her fascination with the natural world and the place of humans within it.  Growing up with a love of nature and drawing she completed a degree and post-graduate diploma in the natural sciences.  She then worked in coastal and marine conservation.  Her reinvention as an artist, following a degree in visual arts, results in art that resonates with her interest in both science and art to make comment on our relationship with the natural world.  "By exploring our relationship with nature I allude to notions of order and control, permanence and transience, chaos and beauty".

Edwards is best known for her postage stamp assemblages, whether they depict reproductions of nature, art or industry, postage stamps are reflections of the times and societies they are produced within.  Other materials also reflect her environmental consciousness and her desire to re-use and re-value materials.

Edwards was runner up in the Wallace Awards 2007 gaining a residency at the Vermont Studio Centre, USA and taking out the Peoples Choice Award.  Her work may be found in both private and public collections in New Zealand.

 

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