ANNIE PENNINGTON: Artist Statement-
Inspired by false-color Scanning Electron Microscope images of spores, pollen, plant cellular structures, and molecular growth mechanisms, I create wearable sculptural objects that reference the intricate elements and natural processes that surround us on a daily basis. Commonly overlooked and unexplored, this hidden world contains some of the most complex and delicate lines, forms, and textures from which to draw inspiration.
I choose to utilize commonplace materials for their textural qualities, color, malleability, and structural integrity. Like the imagery that inspires me, the materials are all around, and they are easily accessible — they can be found at local craft, hardware, and yarn stores. By modifying and increasing the scale of microscopic elements, I create an intimate dialogue between wearer and object, and challenge the viewer to come face-to-face with my version of the natural world.
Donna Greenberg led me to this artist’s stunning work. Now look at Donna’s! XOXOXO