Elizabeth Waggett is a British artist currently living and working in New York.
Her artwork focuses on the confusions inherent to modern society. She challenges the viewer to confront the relationship between humanity’s preconceived notions of value and worth in a world of mass consumption. Her subjects include animal and human skulls as well as personal artefacts, these are chosen by Elizabeth as symbols of mortality which expose the responsibility of the individual in owning the effects of their decisions. Adorning each piece with gold leaf and precious metal, the contrast between the monochromatic print and the 24 carat gold leaf is a visual representation of the inner struggle to balance greed, purpose and a sense of self-worth.
Elizabeth's work is held in private collections in North America, Bahrain, Europe, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. She has also been commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales in relation to the 50th anniversary of the Prince's Trust.