Beth Cavener, also known as Beth Cavener Stichter, is an American artist based in Helena, Montana. She creates fantastic hand-made stoneware sculptures that beautifully explore the deepest human emotions.
Primitive animal instincts lurk in our own depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment. The sculptures I create a 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 consequences of human fear, apathy, aggression, and misunderstanding. Both human and animal interactions show patterns of intricate, subliminal gestures that betray intent and motivation.Beth Cavener