Elizabeth Balcomb South African, b. 1974

My pieces explore the relationship between human and animal worlds, suggesting that identity is fluid, mysterious and beautiful, and that consciousness is a common condition, not the sole attribute of human beings.

Elizabeth Balcomb is an established sculptor whose work has enjoyed international exposure. Much of Balcomb’s work is a re-interpretation of classical sculpture, using the language of the Renaissance to explore and expose elements of human nature. Her narrative incorporates aspects of dying and rebirth and matters of identity and personal value. Her work additionally explores questions about humankind's relationship to nature, individuation, technology, isolation, the politics of womanhood, and apartheid