Lamar Dodd School of Art, Rm S151

Beth Cavener Stichter believes primitive animal instincts lurk in everyone's depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment. The sculptures she creates 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.