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Artist Uses Industrial Materials to Beautifully Replicate Nature

London-based artist Michelle McKinney uses translucent copper, steel and brass mesh as media to make designs inspired by nature. Leaves and butterflies are a common theme, and just to look at a piece from afar, the observer would likely be fooled into thinking the materials are natural. The artist's statement on her website reads in part,

"The work is bedded in the clear space between opposites; the movement captured in stillness; the fragility and ephemerality of nature captured in the strength and permanence of industrial, man made materials; inexorable freedom within the clinically defined limitations of space. It is the dialogue that takes place between these polarities that engage so forcefully."

McKinney's work can also be seen on her Facebook page as well as her website at the link above.


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