Amy Gross' hand-embroidered and beaded sculptures are magical microcosms, merging the natural world with her own inner life. Attracted and frightened by things on the edge of spoiling or straining to support an excess, the Florida artist creates vignettes that cluster, tangle, cling and multiply. Paradoxically, these vivid accounts of the natural world use nothing from nature. 
"I do not collaborate with the nature that fascinates me, the myriad of visible and invisible interactions that lie at the heart of every insect, bacteria, tree, and spore. I collaborate with manufacturing. I use no found objects, nothing was ever alive." - Amy Gross