Peig Abbott began her artistic journey through the tactile manipulation of paint, but once introduced to clay she immediately fell in love with the process of sculpture. This love affair led her to sell everything she owned and drive from Victoria to Halifax, where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
She has engaged in blacksmithing and stone carving apprenticeships in Lunenberg, NS and Whidbey Island, WA, respectively, and volunteered at a foundry in Amherst, NS where she cast her first work in bronze.
Peig's first solo exhibition, remnants... is featured in the special publication of Atlantis on "Women, Art, Politics and Power." Her work has been represented in national and international exhibitions, and can be found in private collections across Canada and the United States. Peig currently resides in Canmore, Alberta
Through material manipulation and exploration, a form of reciprocity develops: mind and memory of hands manipulate the material for an understanding of form.
In turn, the understanding of form invites exploration and manipulation of the self.
The process is not static, but becomes a form of meditation in which mind, body and spirit are engaged. I search the material for a greater understanding of place and self. And through the forms I create, I aspire to offer a vessel in which the viewer can do the same.