Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil – Le Chable/Valais, Switzerland
Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil collects and dissects any object that suits her inspiration, be it vegetal, manufactured or industrial. She likes to explore new ways of using and combining those materials.
Elizabeth also makes great use of photographs. She tries to capture the atmosphere and the emotions of a place, to later transcribe them in her drawings or her textile artwork. This way, her work can be seen as witnesses of nature, life and past times.
In some of her works, the thread is a guideline and the fabric becomes a support. By accumulating various materials, abstract figures are created that combine into a more complex design, not unlike a bas-relief.
Always searching for new colours, Elizabeth uses pasting, superimposition of fabrics and dyeing processes. This is probably one of the many singular aspects of her artwork.
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Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil is a multidisciplinary artist working in textile arts, drawing and photography. In addition to being a Juried Artist Member of SAQA, she is a member of French and Swiss guilds.
Her career is marked by several solo exhibitions and some of her quilts have been selected for traveling exhibitions or textile art festivals.
She participates in various European or international exhibitions (SAQA, Taïwan (TAQS), H (OEQC), UK (Birmingham), Romania (TexpoART), EQA, EU, Japan, etc.). Several of her quilts have received awards or have been published in prestigious catalogs.
In the year 2000, Elizabeth opened a workshop/exhibition room called “la maé”, where she has curated cultural events. In 2008, she was co-chairman of the “Fil en Patch” exhibition at the museum of Bagnes-Valais (Switzerland).
View more of Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil’s work on her website