Beth Cavener Stichter’s Work

Tensile, wild appearance.

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最初看见此系列雕塑,认为这是难以直面的揭露人性,情感以及充满暗示性的艺术品。不过,它们深层次的挑战了社会及心理底线。动物们空洞的眼神,神圣的表情,张放的肢体形态又与揭示的主题对比鲜明,释放出让人过目难忘的魅力。这系列作品兼具强大磁场和微弱共振力,虏获或震撼着快热或慢热的你我的心。 直面欲望,还请到艺术家的网站。

人性中潜伏的动物本能会无意识的表露。艺术家通过动物表达人类。外观的张力,野性,紧迫都表达着侵略,欲望,隔离,自我等心态。

人和动物的关联千丝万缕错综复杂,但是艺术家学会了细致的观察人类并将所看到的通过动物表达。这也许让人不舒服或者觉得有点尴尬,艺术家就在这种临界点上走钢丝。人性终复杂,人生终纠结。艺术家向这不安区域进行挑战。

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.

Both human and animal interactions show patterns of intricate, subliminal gestures that betray intent and motivation. The things we leave unsaid are far more important than the words we speak out-loud to one another. I have learned to read meaning in the subtler signs; a look, the way one holds one’s hands, the tightening of muscles in the shoulders, the incline of the head, the rhythm of a walk, and the slightest unconscious gestures. I rely on animal body language in my work as a metaphor for these underlying patterns, transforming the animal subjects into human psychological portraits.

I want 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.

Something conscious and knowing is captured in their gestures and expressions. An invitation and a rebuke.

 

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