Elizabeth Wright

The recent work of Elizabeth Wright is the culmination of her previously explored interests; particularly her fascination with surface and repetitive pattern. Taking influence from the pattern design and content commonly associated with the iconic Toile de Jouy wallpapers, first introduced during the mid eighteenth century, she carefully manipulates expectations, traditions and conventions of this style to create her own playful take on this well established design. The traditional pastoral scenes commonly depicted in many of the Toile de Jouy papers are replaced by her own illustrations with a darker twist, contrasting with the floral decorative drawings surrounding each scene. The artist alters the viewing experience of the wallpaper even further through the incorporation of three dimensional elements into the work. Only upon closer inspection will the meticulously crafted surface of the wall covering become clear.