Dog Dreams,7″ x 14″ x 5.5 and Awakening, 13″ x 8″ x 12″, bronze editions of 25
Looking back at her childhood, Liz knew from a very young age that creative energies were at play and that they would always be with her. She received her BFA and was the first women to earn her MFA in sculpture at Northern Illinois University. She spent 30 years in Chicago as a working artist before moving to her beloved Santa Fe in 1997. Her life as an artist is to channel her creative ideas into sculptures made of bronze, clay, or wood.
If I had to choose one word to describe my artwork,it would be “animism,” one of man’s oldest beliefs that in every object a spirit or soul exists. I want to infuse my sculptures with a quietness about them and a spirit within them, so they create their own energy and have the ability to communicate. When I am sculpting, I feel the sculpture take part in its own creation. I listen, and we continue to work together. As an artist, I feel grateful to see the world beyond its norm.
Master-Signature Member of American Women Artists; Member of the National Sculpture Society
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ