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Jim Carter 'Scraps From the Crow Cult'

Ani­ma Mun­di are delight­ed to present Scraps From The Crow Cult’, a solo exhi­bi­tion of sculp­ture and instal­la­tion by British artist Jim Carter.

Often uneasy or tragic, irrational or other, Jim Carter's work is linked to a real world of suffering and transcendence: making sculpture from organic materials as a means of advocacy, atonement or commemoration; shifting to story and the written word as a way to enter emotional and numinous spaces of memory and dream. What appears on the surface to be a wilful disturbance of the remains of organic life in order to fulfil a creative compulsion is intended to be part of a transforming and re-sanctifying process. Taken materials are reconfigured into new forms to express complex feelings of grief and loss, love and devotion, fertility and renewal. Fundamental in this work is a conviction in an irrepressible spirit for regeneration in the world, an imperishable flame that rises most clearly in landscape and the magic and otherness of animals.

“These scraps of a crow cult - constellations of animal life that brighten as I age - speak of a prolonged leave- taking that shines still, in criss-crossing rays, with invitation for renewal. The old god steals away through cattle droves and the cuckooís flight to the furthest roots, and it feels urgent to ensure that his is a good death, not wrongful or precipitate." - Jim Carter


Jim Carter was born in Worcestershire in 1967. He received an MA with distinction in Art and Environment from Falmouth University and an MSc Award in Ecopsychology from the Centre For Human Ecology, Edinburgh. His work has appeared in Dark Mountain, Unpsychology and Earthlines magazine.