my name is Elze


I am an Amsterdam based artist and I make art and illustrations from upcycled plastic bags I find on the street.

As there are already so many materials on the planet I tried to find a way to make art without having to buy or manufacture anything new. After lots of experiments I discovered ironed plastic bags are a high quality kind of material that you can even mix colours with up to a certain level. I don’t use any paint or pencils, I only iron and cut the pieces of plastic.


Pretty unbelievable isn’t it? I know!


To give you a better insight in the process check the video’s and Photo’s on the Art & illustration page

where can you see and buy my art?

 Are you looking for some real original and sustainable gifts?

I sell original small affordable artworks through the webshop on this website and on exhibitions or markets.

I also use the illustrations for stationary and small gifts such as magnets, postcards, posters and pocket mirrors. These products are being sold trough my webshop, markets and in shops across the country.

Check the retailers page to find a shop close to you, scroll down for upcoming events or go directly to my:

did you know


I take commissions?


 Are you in need of a stunning and original gift for your mother’s birthday, the wedding of your best friend or the wall of your public building?


Would you like to have a business card with a really good story or announce the birth of your beloved baby in a sustainable way? I can make you something truly original and very sustainable!


Email me for more information!


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The FASS is a subscription to an art parcel through your letterbox every uneven month. What’s in the parcel? A surprise! That is why I call it the surprise subscription.

But to give you an idea, it might be an original piece of art, a little hand drawn picture book  or maybe the ingredients to make your own stop-motion movie. There’ll be something original and different every time.


upcoming events


4, 5, 6 october


NULLLLL, Amersfoort (NL)

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17 to 20 october

open atelier

With Mari Girkelidse 'Die Energie der Kunst' / taNDem project

Kloster Bentlage, Rheine (D)

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25th november 2019/ 5 january 2020


Spiekeroog (D)

More info will follow

13, 14, 15 December

Exhibion/ ArtFair

YoHanneke, Mechelen (B)

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