my name is Elze

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

I try to use as little plastic as I can in my own private live. In my professional live I aim to transform the litter that is already there into fantastic & irresistible artworks to give trash a long well spend second life.

 I hope my artworks inspire you and give you a smile.


Read more about me here 



how it is made

where can you see and buy my art?

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:

upcoming events


9 February- 10 April

Exhibition, Arnhem (NL)


17 March- 17 may

Exhibition, Utrecht (NL)


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20 march- 22 april

Exhibition, UT-twente

Enschede (NL)

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22 April

Swan Market, Parklaan

Rotterdam (NL)

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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.

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