Beth Cavener is an American artist based in Montana. A classically trained sculptor, her process involves building complex metal armatures to support massive amounts of clay. Cavener is best known for her fantastical animal figures, which embody the complexity of human emotion and behavior.
Cavener focuses her sculpture on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal forms. Her figures embody human fear, apathy, aggression and misunderstanding". Her process is very physical, involving thousands of pounds clay sculpted using her whole body. Her work has earned many awards, and is exhibited in private galleries and public museums throughout the United States.