husband & wife, Catharyne and Eric currently work collaboratively
on exhibitions. They are also artists in their own right and
have been working independently for many years.
"We are English & American by birth. We elaborately
paint & embellish with ornaments sculptures made from trees."
fantasy forest of trees stripped to the bone, painted and adorned
with talismanic idylls and magical objects; spectacular, escapist
fantasies and fairy tale castles, invested with the seductive
and disturbing power of classical Romanticism, evoking bowers
where "mad" King Ludwig II and Walt Disney sit together
in hyper-real pastorals more perfect than nature itself. Ward
& Wright's lyrical forest is a radically joyous exploration
of how the revisionism involved in popular myth-making adopts
the sugar-glazed guise of candy-coloured artifice. Inspired
by a "revelation" in the Hofbraufhaus, Berchtesgaden
in Bavaria, Germany, it is an ambitious journey into the darkness
at the heart of innocence."
-Ian White, The Chamber of Pop Culture