“Having grown up on a farm, I developed an early interest in the natural world. Working in metal, I have crafted various works, all informed by my observation of nature. For the most part, I have created larger than life insects, which are anatomically correct and technically sound, each a hybrid of hard science and fine art. I do extensive research through reference text and, where possible, specimens.
I add narrative in the form of details relevant to the multiple names, life cycle, habits, environment, predators, prey, fairy tales and folklore of each. Some details are transformed into diminutive treasures housed in a secret compartment found inside the sculpture itself, with hints to content in subtle clues affixed to the surface. It is these treasures and details that tell the story.
My materials of choice may include, but are not limited to, sterling silver, 14k and 18k gold, copper, bronze, precious and semi-precious gemstones, enamel, resin and leather.”
Elizabeth Goluch received her BFA at NSCAD, with a major in painting. Subsequently she turned her attention to metal, acquiring skills through experimentation and various workshops.
She has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. Her sculpture, CICADA (I’ll Sing in the Sunshine”), was a Nominee and a Finalist for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.
As a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia she has held the offices of President and Secretary. She has won Best in Show in numerous MAGNS competitions as well as the coveted Frank Phillips Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship.
She sits on the Standards Committee of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and on the Exhibition Review Committee of the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax NS.
Elizabeth’s work has been shown in Canada, the USA, Czech Republic and Korea, and can be found in public and private collections in Canada, the USA, Denmark, Australia and Hong Kong.