Beth EvansAdelaide, Australia
My work includes printmaking, small-scale bronze sculpture and artist books. I use a wide range of techniques, combining traditional processes with new digital technology.
I created my first limited edition book as a student in 2004. Since then I have continued to make a variety of artistís books, some as discrete works and others that intersect thematically with my print and small bronze works.
My career as a Chiropractor and Osteopath began my study of the human body and then later as a visual artist, I researched the history of anatomy and scrutinized early medical texts and practices. I became intrigued in particular with historical representations and misconceptions of the female body and interested in the religious and folk magic origins of healing the human body.
My work questions both historical and contemporary representations that bind us to negative roles and values. By individualizing the anatomy of the human body and by demystifying its functions, I hope to reconnect the viewer with their own physical and biological reality.