Eliza Maunsell

Gingham Light, 2020

Gingham Light, 2020

The Gingham Light produces a filtered dappled projection of light created using the method of ‘kerfing’ whereby grooves are cut into timber, which is then made malleable from utilising steam to bend and shape into the desired form. By creating grooves on both sides of the timber, the shade has the look and pattern of textural gingham fabric, which is interesting to look at with the light turned both on and off.

Image: Elisa Maunsell, Gingham Light, 2020, Photo: courtesy of the artist

Biography

Elisa Maunsell trained in Technical Production at NIDA and has been working backstage for the past 15 years at some of Australia’s premier theatre companies, working with many of Australia's best directors and designers. As a Stage Manager, Production Coordinator and Head of Props Elisa has been involved in creating many memorable theatrical props, sets and special effects, throughout Australia. 

In 2019 Elisa completed studies of fine furniture making at Sturt School for Wood in Mittagong, and has plans to set up a small woodworking business in the Southern Highlands of NSW to manufacture her own designs.

Image: Elisa Maunsell, portrait, Photo: Lucas Townshend