Original Sculpture by Astbury Green
Alex completed a foundation at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and a ceramics degree at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2003. She has worked on an exhibition with Jean Paul Gaultier which was exhibited at the Foundation Cartier in Paris. After working at various galleries including the Tate Britain she worked as a model maker for Norman Foster and more recently, in the 3D side of the events industry. After gaining experience in various media Carr made the return to ceramics and regularly exhibits her sculptural work. She collaborates with artists and craftsmen from other disciplines such as tailors and architects and has been offered a place to undertake an MA at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
Carr’s work focuses on the dimensions, proportions, curves and forms which have compelled and inspired man universally for millennia. Whilst drawing inspiration from the cyclic aspect of the natural world, platonic solids, sacred geometry and arabesque, she explores how the golden ratio, geometry and mathematics play a role in the human perception of beauty in an attempt to understand its ubiquity and appeal. From the hexagonal cell construct of honeybees to the effortless fractal emergence of African villages, the cosmic significance of geometric forms seems unequivocal. Her work investigates this through the repetition of forms leading to emerging patterns of a larger scale. This repetition of form and proportions of the ‘golden ratio’ can be found all around us if we care to look.