Peyton Pickenpaugh is a sculptor who combines and reimagines natural objects, such as driftwood and insects, with original ceramic sculptures, traditional textiles and found heirlooms. She grew up in a potter’s studio, taught and studied in Japan, completed a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Mississippi, and taught Art for over 15 years, before becoming a full-time artist. Peyton has exhibited her work in galleries in San Francisco and New Orleans, and is now exploring how experiential information of both the living and the inert move through time and retain memory.
My art delves into the way dreams, memories and altered states of consciousness open a creative gateway for monumental change. The concept of liminal space — to be on the precipice of something new, a transitional phase — prompts me to integrate symbols, such as portals, peeling wallpaper, and the metamorphosis of insects. These embody the beginning of a great societal shift, the place we currently find ourselves.
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