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Original drawing: Ink on archival cotton paper

22 X 30/ 56 x 76 cm

Symbol of power, bred by man for their value to reproduce.

In response to the misplaced conceptions of modern society,  Elizabeth examines the relationship between humanity’s preconceived notions of value and worth in our consumable world.  The Gold Standard, which has been used for centuries, is a perfect representation of humanity’s obsession with vain and valueless beauty.  

Using the subject of animal and human skulls Elizabeth exposes the responsibility of the individual in owning to the effects of his decisions.   The rise of mass corporations has served as the main catalyst for this, often at the detriment of society and culture.  Elizabeth attempts to illuminate the arbitrary ‘face value’ we place on useless and culturally devoid items, simultaneously devaluing those things with true merit. In juxtaposing gold leafing against the skulls of these animals, Elizabeth questions the arbitrary prioritization of Earth’s most precious assets. 

The use of negative space in the composition allows the work to become the sole focal point relied on to tell this story.  In creating this series, Elizabeth applied graphite and ink with painstaking precision. The monochromatic pallet she was able to simplify the form allowing a deeper exploration of the subject matter.  This causes the viewer to focus first on a photographic representation of the skull, before a closer inspection reveals the true technique as well as the soul of each skull.  This fine art technique takes hours of intense concentration before a final gilding of 24 karat gold leaf is applied. 

Artwork is professionally packaged and shipped, arriving in perfect condition.  Each Limited Edition artwork comes with a signed, sealed certificate of authenticity.
Original drawing: Ink on archival cotton paper

22 X 30/ 56 x 76 cm

Symbol of power, bred by man for their value to reproduce.

In response to the misplaced conceptions of modern society,  Elizabeth examines the relationship between humanity’s preconceived notions of value and worth in our consumable world.  The Gold Standard, which has been used for centuries, is a perfect representation of humanity’s obsession with vain and valueless beauty.  

Using the subject of animal and human skulls Elizabeth exposes the responsibility of the individual in owning to the effects of his decisions.   The rise of mass corporations has served as the main catalyst for this, often at the detriment of society and culture.  Elizabeth attempts to illuminate the arbitrary ‘face value’ we place on useless and culturally devoid items, simultaneously devaluing those things with true merit. In juxtaposing gold leafing against the skulls of these animals, Elizabeth questions the arbitrary prioritization of Earth’s most precious assets. 

The use of negative space in the composition allows the work to become the sole focal point relied on to tell this story.  In creating this series, Elizabeth applied graphite and ink with painstaking precision. The monochromatic pallet she was able to simplify the form allowing a deeper exploration of the subject matter.  This causes the viewer to focus first on a photographic representation of the skull, before a closer inspection reveals the true technique as well as the soul of each skull.  This fine art technique takes hours of intense concentration before a final gilding of 24 karat gold leaf is applied. 

Artwork is professionally packaged and shipped, arriving in perfect condition.  Each Limited Edition artwork comes with a signed, sealed certificate of authenticity.
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The Bull Drawing

Elizabeth Waggett

United States

Drawing, Ink on Paper

Size: 30 W x 22 H x 0.1 D in

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Original drawing: Ink on archival cotton paper 22 X 30/ 56 x 76 cm Symbol of power, bred by man for their value to reproduce. In response to the misplaced conceptions of modern society, Elizabeth examines the relationship between humanity’s preconceived notions of value and worth in our consumable world.  The Gold Standard, which has been used for centuries, is a perfect representation of humanity’s obsession with vain and valueless beauty.   Using the subject of animal and human skulls Elizabeth exposes the responsibility of the individual in owning to the effects of his decisions. The rise of mass corporations has served as the main catalyst for this, often at the detriment of society and culture.  Elizabeth attempts to illuminate the arbitrary ‘face value’ we place on useless and culturally devoid items, simultaneously devaluing those things with true merit. In juxtaposing gold leafing against the skulls of these animals, Elizabeth questions the arbitrary prioritization of Earth’s most precious assets. The use of negative space in the composition allows the work to become the sole focal point relied on to tell this story.  In creating this series, Elizabeth applied graphite and ink with painstaking precision. The monochromatic pallet she was able to simplify the form allowing a deeper exploration of the subject matter.  This causes the viewer to focus first on a photographic representation of the skull, before a closer inspection reveals the true technique as well as the soul of each skull. This fine art technique takes hours of intense concentration before a final gilding of 24 karat gold leaf is applied. Artwork is professionally packaged and shipped, arriving in perfect condition. Each Limited Edition artwork comes with a signed, sealed certificate of authenticity.

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Drawing:Ink on Paper

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Size:30 W x 22 H x 0.1 D in

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Elizabeth is a British artist currently residing and maintaining full time studio practice in New York City. Eminently modern and free spirited Elizabeth's artwork focuses on the confusion of today's modern society.  She draws inspiration from her international background with her work being dominated by the discordant relationship between true value and worth.  Fascinated by the stark comparison of perceived success, Elizabeth draws on this international experience to narrate her work. Seeking to illuminate the arbitrary value we place on useless and culturally devoid items, while simultaneously devaluing those things with innate value.  She questions the relationship between religion, war, nature and destruction. In continuing along this vein, she exposes the responsibility of the individual in owning the effects of their decisions.  Using time honored skills in a contemporary way, Elizabeth brings a modern twist to a traditional forms through her hyperrealist works. True to this fine art tradition, she only uses the highest quality materials, such as certified Saunders Waterford archival cotton paper and ethically sourced 24 karat gold. Elizabeth has worked for names such as Selfridges’ and Co, Allsaints, Reebok, and Fashion Week.  Elizabeth’s work has been exhibited widely in the UK, USA and the UAE. Her works are held in private collections in North America, Bahrain, Europe, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Featured in publications such as Juxtapose, Grazia Middle East, The National, Avenue Magazine, Art Zealous, and Fashion Week. She holds an honours degree in Fashion and a postgraduate in Design.

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