Artist Beth Cavener combines powerful human emotions and psychology through vibrant sculptures of animals. These sculpture made from stoneware on various metal frames. She forms tense beasts that embody the outcomes of fear, apathy, aggression, and delusion. She removes human emotional expression of context and exposes them in incredible detail.
“I want to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human,” the artist states. “Entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures express frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding. Something conscious and knowing is captured in their gestures and expressions. An invitation and a rebuke.”