Whenever we go hiking, my eyes are always drawn to the textures and details surrounding me. I love running my hand over rough & scaly tree bark and soft, green moss. Portland artist Brenda Mallory’s sculptures mimic the abstracted details found in nature, the very ones that enchant and fascinate me each time I step outside.
Mallory’s work follows nature’s patterns of repetition and rhythm, organic forms grouped together to a soft, undulating whole.
She juxtaposes the natural molds and materials with more industrial elements like bolts and welded steel so that the sculptures become a statement man’s impact on old growth systems and environments.
To see more of Brenda Mallory’s work, please check out her website!
Featured image is Trophy ( detail ), cloth, wax, welded steel, 20x20x13. All images are via the artist’s website.