Beth Carter is a visual artist based in Bristol, UK. She has grown a fascination with the human condition which we can surely find in her body of work. She developed her own language playing with the destabilization of classical mythology within the lineage of sculpture and human body, creating fictional compositions. This starkly beautiful and haunting world is both particular and universal, at once strange and immediately familiar, the chamber of our night dreams, our subconscious imaginings and our performances of gender and personhood.
She is represented by galleries in the UK, Belgium and the USA and has work held in private collections across Europe, USA, Canada, South America, Asia and Australia and in the permanent collection at the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, France.
“Working within the realms of a sculptural tradition where the symbolic use of animal imagery is a potent and continuous source, my work creates allegories by, amongst other things, integrating the human form with animal forms. The resulting imagery holds both a timeless significance and a contemporary relevance despite and because of our separation from the natural world. It is important for me that my sculpture and drawings are accessible on an individual level as well as implicating more archetypal themes common to human experience.”
Courtesy of LKFF gallery
Model : CLOCKWORK ELEPHANT
Designer : BETH CARTER
Dimension : 22 cm x 19 cm x 14 cm
Material : PATINATED BRONZE