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Melissa Borrell: Fractal Nature

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  • Artist

    Melissa Borrell

  • Date

    October 2021

  • Location

    CityCentre, Houston

These wall-mounted sculptures are composed of small clusters of wooden elements painted or left in their natural finish and placed together in formations that are adaptable to the space they are in. One is a landscape-inspired system of elements while another climbs through a narrow enclave waiting to be discovered by viewers. Installed in different formations each time, these sculptures reference microscopic organisms, geological formations, and architectural structures that surround us.

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As part of an ongoing exhibition program curated and project managed by Weingarten Art Group, we worked with Austin-based sculptor Melissa Borrell to create a unique installation of existing works from her series The Fractal Nature of Things. With consideration that this space is primarily used by students of the A&M Mays School of Business and several engineering and energy firms, we selected Fractal Nature sculptures as they reflect the adaptability of natural systems that respond to a variety of factors and forces of nature.




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