Beth Naumann is an artist based in Boulder, CO. She creates hand-bent hanging sculptures that combine movement with structure, beauty without embellishment, and fluidity without hard connections. From a young age, she fell in love with the old brick homes and architectural details prevalent there. She earned a degree from Kansas State University and went on to work in architecture and product design. In 2010, Naumann shifted her focus from architectural design to art. In making wire forms and mobiles, she became drawn to the inherent beauty and ancient qualities of brass.
Through simplicity of form, material and technique, Naumann hopes for the work to embody a moment of calm or peace of mind for the viewer that is reflective of the process. Becoming thoroughly familiar with a single material feeds her interest in craft as one's own tradition, and a kind of spiritual means to connect with ancestors and peers working in craft. For Naumann, craft is also an experience of connecting with the body, earth, and present moment. Her show represents a range of styles she has explored in brass over the last 10 years.