Kavanagh’s WAVE FORM sculptures are based on the roiling circularity of waves and the contradictions inherent in the beauty found in the energy of storm-tossed seas. In carving this work, her intent is not to depict what agitated water actually looks like. Rather, it is to convey her emotional response to an element that soothes, nourishes and occasionally terrifies.
The large cast resin sculptures are her interpretations of the crashing energy of ocean surf. The small stainless steel sculptures are shapes she imagines when out in the ocean on a small boat in heavy weather. Both reflect an abiding love of the sea, tempered by fear.