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Monica Gewurz

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West Vancouver, British Columbia

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I was born in Lima, Peru, I immigrated to Canada in 1976 where I obtained a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. I recently graduated with a Fine Art Technique Certificate from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.

My art work is highly textured and can be characterized as semi-abstract and is inspired by natural forms, landscapes as well as designs from ancient civilizations, which I capture in silver clay, silver metal, recycled rubber, photography, or canvas.

My handmade jewelry is a fusion of decorative and fine art. People like to wear my jewelry because it is unique, modern, simple, and chic complementing any fashion direction. It is "one of a kind sculptural wearable art ...that is timeless". Working with rubber silver and recylced silver clay, I create contemporary wearable sculptures and abstract landscapes that convey a message of energy and spirituality as found in nature.

In my paintings I use colour, palette knife, brushstrokes and texture to evoke emotion and speak to each viewer. The textural element of my work is important to me. All my paintings are intended to create a visual and tactile dialogue. The cohesive depth obtained from layering texture and color glazes, is achieved by using modelling agents, acrylic paints, sand, paper, glass, silver dust, stones, recycled materials and other media to create a mood that seduces the eye and inspires the spirit.

My work is showcased year round at: CCBC Granville, CCBC YVR domestic and US terminals, Marilyn’s Fashions in West Vancouver, the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner (MONA) Washington-USA and at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Lions Bay Art Council, the North Shore Art Council, the North Shore Artists Guild and the Craft Council of BC.

I use recycled and or re-purposed materials and fair trade beads where I can on both my jewelry and paintings.

I donate part of her proceedings to the Brooke Foundation in the UK and to the SPCA in Vancouver to assist cats, dogs, horses and donkeys in need and paintings to environmental and art fundraisers.

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