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megan cronin: growth patterns

As I studied Megan Cronin’s mixed-media metal installations I realized part of the appeal for me is that each element looks like it could stand on its own as a piece of jewelry or small sculpture.  The artist, who received her BFA in Metals from Massachusetts College of Art, is inspired by growth patterns found in nature. 

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[private_archives]She is particularly interested in placing the nature-inspired imagery within man made settings and uses bronze, copper, pearls, steel and a variety of other materials to create this imagery.

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Inheritance, detail

 

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Inheritance

 

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Trained, detail

 

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Trained

 

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Host

 

A tension exists when these organic forms and their growth patterns are controlled by geometric structures, as it also does when an architectural space is invaded by the instinctive patterning of growing matter.

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