beth carter @ doe & hope
Doe and Hope are delighted to have an exclusive collaboration with Beth Carter, a leading English artist from the south west of England whose incredible and otherworldly works are cast in bronze and other materials and range in scale from handheld to life-sized.
Beth Carter received her degree in Fine Art from Sunderland University in the United Kingdom. In 1995, she was awarded 1st prize in the “Northern Graduate Show ‘95” at The Royal College of Art, London. After a four month residency at the Cyprus school of Art, she traveled to Sri Lanka and India to study mythological sculpture. She later traveled to New Zealand, Mexico, Gambia, Kenya and Tanzania to further explore the precedents for this genre of sculpture. Her work is in private collections throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Asia and Australia, and is in the permanent collection at the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, France.
‘My work creates an allegorical world, often by integrating the human figure with animal form. I work within the realm of a sculptural tradition where the symbolic use of animal imagery has been a continuously potent source, I seek a new level of inquiry into these timeless themes, and in this sense my work is flavoured by a mythological and classical aesthetic.”~ Beth Carter
‘Discovering the work of Beth Carter came as joy mingled with relief. As a lover of classical art; the paintings, sculptures and drawings of the old masters, I often felt let down by contemporary figuration. Carter’s work is fresh and authentic. It is simultaneously daringly simple and deeply resonant. If the single figures seem strangely ‘ordinary’, caught as they are by the viewer daydreaming alone, the dramatic configurations are fabulous and thus exotic. We are like Alice through the looking glass, propelled into a dreamworld overflowing the marvellous creatures throughly absorbed in their encounters with each other’ ~ Roddy McDevitt
We have been coveting Beth’s work for some time now and this exclusive ever-evolving line of pieces, showcased by us, will offer many experimental and unseen works by Beth Carter. We see her unique work as the perfect accompaniment to our eclectic inventory of fine furniture, art and decorative objects, and we are sure you will agree.
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