Beth Hartmann's sculpture focuses on the body and the environment: limitations, fragility, & responses to internal or external influences. By folding, pushing, piercing, welding, and manipulating metal, fiber, or other plastic materials, she constructs shapes reminiscent of birds, waves, and other forms from nature and ordinary life. Beth works to capture the essence of that which incites emotions. New processes and products permit her to apply vibrant colors which will accept outdoor conditions. Using her own techniques and, frequently,
translucent or reflective materials, she constructs objects and installations which provoke.