The foundation of my practice is handwork. Balancing the physical weight, playfulness and sinuous elegance of material is critical to my work. My intent is to enthrall. By over-lapping disciplines and material, I fabricate installations based on the history of fiber arts, fashion and interior design.
Though the steel beads may reflect an industrial elegance, the ornamental fluidity of my forms comes from weaving and draping the steel material, giving the illusion of silk threads. Connected and independent, their static yet kinetic energy reflect my perspective on life. Creation happens when I problem solve and rely on my intuition. I fall into a stream of consciousness; trusting my inner voice, my hands tend to the details.
My art beckons the desire to fondle and involve yourself in its threads.
Beth Kamhi Sculpture
Studio 101, Cornelia Arts Building
1800 W. Cornelia, Chicago, IL 60657