Beth Cavener Stichter’s (Hi-Fructose Vol. 26 cover artist) sculptures have an intensely-visceral quality. The ceramic animals she hand-builds demonstrate an human-like sense of understanding with their sensitive gazes and anthropomorphic eyes. But despite their thoughtful countenances, these characters are also perfectly at home in their animal skins. Cavener Stichter’s work does not shy away from the brutality of the animal world, from its untamed sexuality to its endless cycle of predator and prey.
She recently collaborated with Italian artist Alessandro Gallo (previously featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 24), who embellished her latest sculpture, Tangled Up in You, with painted tattoos reminiscent of traditional Japanese tattoo art. The 65-inch-tall sculpture (15 feet total, from the top knot of the rope to the floor) shows a lanky rabbit intertwined with a snake in mid-air. It is unclear whether the two figures are caught in a struggle to the death or a passionate embrace. Tangled Up in You is currently on view at the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Take a look at some detail shots of the elaborate piece as well as some photos of Cavener Stichter in her studio.
Not having any art classes for the past few semesters has definitely made an increase in my doodling lol. These are just a few from this semester, my gryphon from Windsonde on DA decided to grace me with his presence more than a few times.
It seems that my go to for doodling is still dragons, or my jackal. The page of three dragon heads is the inside cover of my notebook, mostly done just before calc 3. The whiskered one is my girl Tiaryn, a small/medium sized semi-aquatic dragon.
The one with blue highlights was done in photoshop outside of school just as a stress reliever, lot of family issues within the past few weeks.