In her Metamorphosis series, Bethan uses the natural plumage of game birds to create hybrid organic structures. Her work is a corruption of nature, mutating passive creatures into ominous, perplexing forms. The tactile, inanimate coils of the structures lead to a sensation of discomfort as the viewer feels that the creature may unfurl at any moment.
Metamorphosis III (detail)
pheasant feathers, mixed fibres and reclaimed furniture
700 x 500 x 500cm
Bethan Turner studies Fine Art at Newcastle University and recently undertook a summer residency at Allenheads Contemporary Arts. She will soon be embarking on an Erasmus program to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.