Thursday, 28 January 2010

White Instinct

I have always liked white sculptures: their simple color inhances their subject and the beauty of the material. Great examples of such sculptures are those of Beth Cavener Stichter, an artist using stoneware to represents the animal instinct living in each human. In her artistic statement, she says that she wants "to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. The figures are feral and uneasy, expressing frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding. Entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures are engaged with the subjects of fear, apathy, violence and powerlessness."

 Beth Cavener Stichter, Olympia, 2006

Beth Cavener Stichter, Run, 2006

Beth Cavener Stichter, A Second kind of Loneliness, 2009

Beth Cavener Stichter, Diminuendo, 2008

Beth Cavener Stichter, Study for Hare Leaping Over Nothing, 2008

Beth Cavener Stichter, Your eyes have their silence, 2009

Beth Cavener Stichter, Render, 2009

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