My work explores duplicating forms that are inspired by both the natural world and microscopic images from scientific textbooks and publications. The work is labor intensive and repetitive as I try to mimic nature's own slow growth process. Stacks of fabric are sewn, and repeatedly waxed and burned before combining to form the larger masses. The nuts and bolts that are the connective tissue of these sculptures, along with the ladder and chair, allude to human interference into nature's long-established systems.
- Brenda Mallory, 2007