About the Artist
Peggy Wauters creates humanoid forms that bespeak extreme experience. From physical mutation and disintegration to the evocation of profound psychological states. Wauters' drawings, paintings, and sculptures are an art of provocation and contemplation. Drawing inspiration from the symbolic status of society's others, such as prisoners, orphans and the disabled. The artist employs a personal interpretation of codes and conventions that signify human frailty and folly. Historically resonant narratives, allegories and allusions are explored to produce a particular vision of basic human fears and feelings for the contemporary climate. A vision, it needs to be said, shot through with an almost perverse sense of humor.