Peggy Skemp's Profile
I enjoy making sculptural scientific illustrations. My art objects are intended to be worn and explored and employ a variety of techniques, including many hand-wrought mechanisms. My studio is a wild garden of crazy cacti and hanging ferns and I have a rambunctious great pyrenees named Murial.
I studied gemology and jewelry manufacture at GIA immediately after highschool, then worked at as a goldsmith earning a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the middle of art school an accident caused me to become obsessively interested in scientific medicine and I began pursuing pre-med/ biological science studies at De Paul University concurrently with my art education. At that time I found myself making small wearable, dissectible specimens similar to the anatomical hearts, brains and lungs I am still making. Jewelry has traditionally been used to mark special life…
- Born on November 27
- Joined February 5, 2008