Wersche studied at the Hochschule
für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig and Kassel, Germany. She has been active as an
artist in the Netherlands since 1975 and gained international acclaim
with her installations, paintings, and performance mixed media.
Since 2003, Elvira has been making geometric sand art, and she is
now known especially for these sand installations in which she uses sands
from all over the world to make mandala-like, intricate mosaics floor patterns.
Together with Horst Rickels, she presented the installation/performance Godenschemering Nr. 2 at V2 in 1985.