Alex Carr b.1981

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 arabesques, she further 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. Balance, proportions and the human touch are important to the aesthetics of her work. From the hexagonal cell construct of honeybees to the effortless fractal emergence of African villages, the cosmic significance of geometric forms seems unequivocal; the golden ratio may be regarded as a universal law. 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. The thing which sets us apart from this magical phenomena is our awareness of it; our human fallibility shows not only our inability to comprehend these 'divine' laws but also our humility as mere cogs in the wheel.

Alex completed a foundation at Central Saint Martins and a ceramics degree at Camberwell, graduating in 2003. She has worked on an exhibition with Jean Paul Gaultier, making dresses from bread, which was exhibited at the Foundation Cartier in Paris. After working at various galleries including the Tate Britain she worked as a modelmaker for Norman Foster and more recently, in the 3D side of the events industry. After gaining experience in various media she has made the return to ceramics and continues to draw and paint in conjunction with her current practice.

Alex Carr on Final Crit