Beth Carter

I work within the realm of figurative sculptural tradition where the symbolic use of animal imagery is a potent and continuous source. Through my work I explore ideas of power, vulnerability, duality and grief, often creating personal allegories and metaphors by integrating, amongst other things, human and animal forms. It is important to me that my sculpture and drawings are accessible on an individual level as well as implicating more archetypal themes common to human experience and I hope that the resulting imagery holds both timeless significance and contemporary relevance. In my sculptural work I mainly use traditional materials such as clay, wax, plaster and bronze to create hand-held to life-size figures. I also draw in charcoal and conté pastel and make prints using monoprint, photogravure and etching processes.