Artworks are first available for purchase in-person at the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artwork will be available for purchase online following the event.
Living with Bipolar disorder challenges Febe Zylstra most days, but she chooses not to focus on this as something that defines her life. Instead, Febe works hard at staying mentally healthy and trying to break down the stigma associated with mental health disorders.
Art is very much Febe's therapy and plays a significant part in helping stay on track.
Febe's evolving styles and themes can be contributed to a love of experimenting with materials and texture, and are also inspired by Febe's mood, emotions, memories and immediate surroundings.
Febe has always used recurring symbolic references in her work, such as balloons, flowers and birds/animals (often used as totems). Febe's figures are the carrier of these symbolic references whether in the landscape or as a stand-alone figures.
"Everything around her gave out a soft glow, in her moment of melancholy; her balloon ready for release, waiting for the moment to pass and for hope to return of better days to come."