Michael Branca - Fine Art
It Grew That Way
by Michael Branca
wood, metal, plastic
13" x 10" x 10"
For sale. Please inquire.
Romantics run happily amok
By Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald, July 8, 2012
Review of "Humanity in Nature" at LC Bates Museum
"One of the most subtle pieces to double back on the power of the LC Bates Museum is Michael Branca's "It Grew That Way." The piece is little more than a section of a maple tree root that assimilated a piece of iron and some plastic as it grew around them.
In the context of the natural oddities surrounding it, the piece questions the frontiers between naturalist artifact and art -- while conjuring memories of any weird thing you ever found that struck you as somehow twistedly notable."
All artwork copyright Michael P. Branca