Wendy Ross’ sculpture Bud/Blossom reflects the artist’s interest in interpreting patterns of energy and progressions of growth and change borrowed from the natural environment. It was inspired by the intrinsic geometry of a floral structure. This geometry is expressed through the symmetrical arrangement of stainless steel rods which impart the work with a strong spatial linear component. Chevron patterns move along the sculpture’s swelling framework and taper toward its pinnacle. The expansion and contraction of the sculpture reflects nature’s energy as well as that of the busy intersection at which the artwork stands.
Although Ross has worked in a variety of media including wood, rope, straw, and bronze, the use of welded steel marked a turning point in her creative development. Steel’s strength, durability, and application in large scale sculpture make it the ideal material for Ross’s open and airy constructions that cross the domains of science, architecture, and art.
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