brenda mallory
brenda mallory

"Ecosystems, cultures, families, or individual lives that are under stress from outside influences have been the topic of much of my work.  I often use natural, organic materials such as found cloth scraps and beeswax.  I spend days sewing the same forms which I embed and coat with many layers of wax.  The forms look like they might have grown out of the earth or have been found on a forest floor but they are connected with blackened nuts and bolts and other hardware to represent the meshing of the natural and industrial worlds.  The contrast of crude mechanics and beautiful, natural forms opens the viewer to multiple levels of meaning."