Posted on Feb 28, 2012
I am a metalsmith. I create one of a kind, larger than life, highly detailed metal insects. Each complex, nature perfect sculpture incorporates gold, silver, enamel and gemstones in its construction.
The works reflect the intricacy, the complexity and the order inherent in nature. I relish the visible, yet can imagine much more; which gives rise to the construction of secret spaces containing their treasure that I create within each piece. The decorative details reveal another layer of information, evoking elements of insect life, lore and environment.
Elizabeth Goluch grew up on a farm in Southwestern Ontario. She graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS in 1976 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. After spending a decade in Toronto, she returned to Halifax. From the production work demanded by LizzyBugs, a hugely successful business of making and marketing her own jewellery line, and always open to new challenges, she began her investigation of and education in metalsmithing.
Elizabeth’s focus for the past 10 years has been in creating one of a kind, larger than life, highly detailed metal insects. Each complex, nature perfect sculpture incorporates gold, silver, enamel and gemstones in its construction. The decorative details and the treasure contained in each piece reference elements of insect life, lore and environment.
Elizabeth is a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia and has held the office of President and Secretary. She has been named Best in Show in numerous M.A.G.N.S. competitions and exhibitions. She has won 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.
Her sculpture, Cicada (I’ll Sing in the Sunshine) was a finalist for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.
Elizabeth’s work has been shown in Canada, the USA, the Czech Republic and South Korea. It can be found in public and private collections in Canada, the USA, Denmark, Australia and Hong Kong.
She is represented in Canada by Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, ON and in the USA by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA.