Elizabeth Waggett Animal Art - The Curse of Being Magnificent
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Elizabeth Waggett
The Curse of Being Magnificent

2017

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Original Drawing Elizabeth Waggett The Curse of Being Magnificent 56 x 34 inches Charcoal, Conte, ink, Graphite and 24 Karat Gold on Cotton Framed in white Unique work Beetle Once deemed the food of the peasantry, these emotionally intelligent creatures are boiled alive and served as the apogee of delicacies in the western diet. A fitting metaphor for the unforgiving shifts of societal norms. Using 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. The monochromatic pallet simplifies 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. True to this fine art tradition, she only uses the highest quality materials, responsibly sourced, such as certified Saunders Waterford archival cotton paper and ethically sourced 24 karat gold.

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  • Artist
    Elizabeth Waggett (1984, British)
  • Creation Year
    2017
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 56 in.H 86.36 cm x W 142.24 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU38331675273
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