I love the Australian flora very much…the gum leaf is a very beautiful, gentle, elegant type of leaf that I love to carve. Eva Schubert
Eva Schubert migrated from Germany to Australia in 1958. A female wood carver, it was not until the 1970s that clients were willing to accept her skills. She has enjoyed incorporating Australian nature and materials into her work. In this carving Eva traces her story from childhood to life in Australia, experiences at the heart of her identity.
Eva Schubert at work, woodcarving, 1966. From an article in the Nunawading Gazette featuring Alfred & Eva Schubert, wood sculptors from Bohemia as a local migrant success story.
Source: Leader Newspapers