My sculptures are at once organic and otherworldly. With influences from nature and science fiction, I take on the role of a scientist as I create new hybrids of species with mixed characteristics from the plant kingdom. By working in a range of scales, I explore the connections between our micro and macro worlds, imagining the opportunity to discover something previously unknown. I focus on transitions between the different parts of the organisms I create, and imagine the functions they perform in their natural settings. I invite the viewer to slow down, and explore every detail of the piece with the intention of finding something hidden from plain sight.

Melanie Fisher