Elizabeth Waggett

Original Drawings

Using time honored skills in a contemporary way, Elizabeth brings a modern twist to traditional forms through her photorealistic works. Elizabeth’s social commentary seeks to illuminate the arbitrary value we place on useless and culturally devoid items, while simultaneously devUsing the subject of animal, human skulls and personal artifacts, Elizabeth exposes the responsibility of the individual in owning the effects of their decisions. Adoring each piece with gold leaf and precious metal, the Gold Standard, which has been used for centuries, is a perfect representation of humanity’s obsession with vain and valueless beauty. The dichotomy of the monochromatic pallet against the gold is a visual representation of the struggle of the inner self to balance greed and purpose.