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Humanity is located within organic and synthetic webs. I explore modes of connection and metamorphosis within these systems through sculptures that range from abstract biomorphic forms to organic assemblages. Processes, such as metal fabrication, clay sculpting, and casting are essential for my practice. Steel and plastic contrast with the more organic materials, such as basil and moss. This juxtaposition is crucial in thinking about possible sustainable futures and the interaction of vastly different entities. While a hyper technologically infused world is our reality; intimate connection to nature must be sought out actively. My works offer a fragment of nature, archived or imagined, in the hopes of inducing the viewer to seek out more.
Fanni Somogyi is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working between Baltimore, MD and Budapest, Hungary. She completed her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Creative Writing. Her work explores organic and inorganic networks, and how people relate to the environment and other beings. She is drawn to the foundry process, metal fabrication and weaving narratives with text. Her work has been shown at the Maryland Art Place, New Collectors Gallery in New York, Latela Curatorial, Target Gallery and Art Market Budapest among others. She recently completed the Post Graduate Residency at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Somogyi had one public sculpture at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota and is currently participating in the Charrette for Roundabouts public art concept generating exhibition for the Frederick Art Council, to be opened in late November.