JOSH CARTER

My practice focuses on the processes of casting and carving with outcomes that embrace imperfection and the point where accidents happen. This generates unexpected results and artefacts that seem more than the sum of their simple parts as the marks on their surface and the forms they settle into reflect the processes of their creation. They also reference our constructed environment and hint at our human involvement within it due to the interplay between a casting/constructive process and my interaction with it.

I maintain a process-based practice as I work closely with a chosen material; I tend to handle it as little as possible because I think that leaving the material bare to the processes of casting and carving give the object autonomy as we cooperate towards a final state that can charge an inert cement form with the potential for movement and action. This is also reflected in my interactions with them as I move them about the space to find the point that they balance and settle with the others.