"There are primitive animal instincts lurking in our own depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment. The sculptures I create focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms. On the surface, these figures are simply feral and domestic individuals suspended in a moment of tension. Beneath the surface they embody the impacts of aggression, territorial desires, isolation, and pack mentality."
Beth Cavener Stichter
"I want to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human."
"Something conscious and knowing is captured in their gestures and expressions. An invitation and a rebuke."
Take a look at Beth's website, particularly the "Materials and Techniques."