Sabine Spiesser stumbled into writing as a means of collating and compiling her artworks into a story to share with others. Her first book is: The artful correspondence of Frederic and Kate by Eaves Dropped. It is a whimsical and naive collection of artist cards complete with faux postage stamps.
The author is an artist who uses imagery from her immediate surroundings as well as her travels to create multilayered digital artworks. The artist was born and raised in Angola, Africa, a continent which has influenced her art in many ways. She graduated from University of Cape Town with a Science degree and a postgraduate degree in Dietetics while at the same time learning the craft of pottery.
She has lived in Africa and Europe for several years and is now residing in Melbourne, Australia
Her artworks are created by combining images from a number of sources such as photographs, drawings, discarded paintings and scanned objects. Spending time with camera in hand or gathering natural materials such as leaves, twigs, bark, feathers shells and ephemera for scanning is part of the meditative as well as immensely relaxing process of creating digital art. The artist often wanders with her camera through gardens, parks, the wilderness and urban places looking for the unusual and for detail often missed, such as intricate textures .
Her artworks can be viewed at www.papagodesign.com
Book website http://www.papagodesign.com/artful_correspondence.html