Deborah Peeples
www.debpeeples.com

My work is concerned with questions about our intrinsic desire to be seen and valued, and the assumptions we maintain about ourselves and others.  A persistent question in life has been the ways in which we protect ourselves and present to others. As an adoptee and parent of a transgender child, the superficial structures we cultivate and the exposure of our core vulnerability are essential to both my artwork and my work as an activist. 

In my abstract paintings, I build, layer, and scrape back the translucent beeswax of encaustic. This becomes method and metaphor to uncover and connect with my inner self. Choosing how much to expose or obscure reflects a sense of inspection and introspection. Through its layered and sensual slowness, my work encourages exploration and a sense of journey.

I hold a BFA from Washington University School of Fine Arts and also studied at Lake Placid School of Art.

The Crit Lab Deborah Peeples
Superficial Structures, 2018, encaustic, 24”x24”

The Crit Lab Deborah Peeples
I Can’t Wait, 2018, encaustic, 10”x10”

The Crit Lab Deborah Peeples
A Different Else, 2018, encaustic, 24”x24”

The Crit Lab Deborah Peeples
Glitch, 2018, encaustic, 18”x18”

The Crit Lab Deborah Peeples
Afloat, 2018, encaustic, 12”x12’

The Crit Lab Deborah Peeples
Quieting, 2018, encaustic, 18”x18”

The Crit Lab Deborah Peeples
Wet, 2018, encaustic, 12”x12”

The Crit Lab Deborah Peeples
Pavement, 2018, encaustic, 12”x18”

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