This has been a week of great art. I ran out at lunch yesterday to see a sculpture exhibit by Beth Cavener Stichter...and boy did I love it. Their intent is powerful and I love the painterly quality of the surface. Like the Walton Ford paintings mentioned below, the sheer beauty of the work underlines the emotional toll. "The sculptures I create 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 impacts of aggression, territorial desires, isolation, and pack mentality."