Carole Hodgson is an artist of extraordinary variety and versatility. Her materials have ranged from bronze, glass and gouache on paper to cellulose fibre and concrete. Her influences have been equally eclectic, including ancient Greek sculpture, the Welsh landscape and Edwin Smith's photographs of mantlepieces. Hodgson's work, however, transmutes its sources and materials into a unique and consistent oeuvre, concerned with the enduring universality of form and beauty. With an introduction by broadcaster and journalist Joan Bakewell and an authoritative text by art critic Mary Rose Beaumont, this book charts a career spanning some 35 years, during which time Hodgson has become a sculptor, painter and teacher of high regard. It is published on the occasion of her touring exhibition in the United States.