Elisabet is an internationally recognized artist also known as “Artista Elisabet”, she was born in Germany to Spaniard parents and currently resides in the city of Houston, Texas. She is a retired professional flamenco dancer who toured extensively throughout Europe before moving to the United States. Gifted with a diverse cultural identity, she brings a unique perspective to Houston's art community. Artistically talented for as long as her parents can recall, she found her unique artistic expressions through the “Power of Color”, her enchantment with it is reflected in her work, which reveals a contemporary fusion of eclectic, abstract and kaleidoscopic world. Another passion is putting creative ideas together, Photography, PR, Marketing and Production. Artista Elisabet concentrates on creating artistic expressions such as paintings, sculptures, photography, life and belly castings, as well as handcrafts on diverse media including canvas, wood, and recycled materials. Dubbed the eternal optimist and altruist human being by colleagues and community fellows, Artista Elisabet has significantly contributed with her art in numerous philanthropic activities. She is the founder of “I CAST 2 EMPOWER”, an initiative dedicated to raising awareness and support for recognized entities conducting research to better understand, prevent and cure breast cancer. Her spirituality and passion are manifested in her artistic world creating unique sculptures and canvas masterpieces inspired in "The Story Behind the Scar"TM of breast cancer survivors. She is finishing her book about the artistic journey and also a documentary in how art has connected the dots to meet these strong women sharing their story in surviving breast cancer and how art has helped them to talk about it again.
A recognized initiative dedicated to raising awareness and support for entities conducting research to better understand, prevent and cure cancer.
The 2nd annual I Cast 2 Empower, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign pays homage to courageous women who survived this terrible disease. 16 original plaster cast sculptures were created inspired in "The Story Behind the Scar".
Her vision is to celebrate, empower, and inspire cancer survivors through life-casting as a form of hope and healing. She also, has a soft spot for children and her relationship with a friend's son lead her to become involved with the Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH). She redesigned the DSAH logo and lead art workshop with the DSAH children and was awarded as Artist of the Year 2011. Additionally, her artwork and time have benefited: the American Hear Association, the Barbara Jordan Foundation, Hashoo Foundation, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Periwinkle Foundation, Texas Children's Cancer Hospital, Tahirih Justice Center, Pink Door Nonprofit organization, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and other fundraisers.
She was recognized 2016 by the President of the United States Obama for the ability to bring about positive change in the face of adversity and reflecting the fortitude of the American spirit. Artista was featured in February 2016 in the Chronicle newspaper " how color and music inspires her palette" . November 14, 2014, is official the "I Cast 2 Empower" day, receiving a Proclamation by the Mayor of Houston Annise Parker. 2015 she received a Certificate from the University of Texas MDAnderson Cancer Center in appreciation for her contribution and participation toward "MAKING CANCER HISTORY" .
Artista Elisabet believes there is an artist in everyone and is always looking to inspire and empower others to discover their own creativity. She enjoys luring the inner creativity out of the participants in her art workshops and classes.
The journey of women affected by breast cancer and their stories captured in a unique sculpture.