"I'm fascinated by the amalgamation of textiles and painting. The fabrics give the works a new dimension that's difficult to achieve with paint alone. They allow me to flirt with light and shade so that the shadows play across the canvas, sometimes revealing and other times obscuring details to add intensity to the narrative."
This approach instils an added depth and delicacy to her works, which sets her apart from other figurative painters in the Australian art scene. Wursig is of German, Finnish and Gypsy descent. She attributes the exotic nature of her work to her varied cultural background. This identification with foreign cultures manifests itself in a diverse colour palette and cultural icons from around the world. Her dynamic career as a professional painter has taken her all over the world, including residencies in Paris and Barcelona, an invitation to the Third International Artists' Symposium in Budapest, commission work in Maui, Hawaii and most recently she has been awarded a 2 month residency in Tahiti for 2011. Embracing new cultures and experiences has given this artist an appetite for the narrative. Drawing inspiration from her own journey, she has introduced a deeply personal language of symbolism and imagery into her paintings. She is an artist with a multiplicity of styles. Wursig has exhibited regularly to continuing success both in Australia and abroad. She has a strong loyal following and her paintings are held in private and public collections world wide including the Cellar de Can Ginestar in Barcelona and the M.O.M Gallery in Budapest.