Anika Cartterfield is a New England based sculptor whose work focuses on the moment when the handmade and the mechanized meet. Using clay, earth, wood, fiber, metal and concrete, she creates objects that celebrate both the designed and the intuitive.
Cartterfield creates large-scale sculptures that are made for and defined by specific architectural and environmental sites. These works not only fit the physicality of the place but also respond to its history. In making these works it is important to Cartterfield that the interventions be subtle - a meditation rather than an intrusion into the space. The works provide a moment of surprise and delight, an opportunity for the viewer to look closely, to interact with their surroundings in a new way.