Inspired by nature and botany, Ms. Penn casts, shapes, and forms intricate replicas of flowers, vines, and leaves into metal sculptures that span up to 9 feet across. Casting and shaping from actual local flowers and plants, Ms. Penn’s sculptures create a lush metallic garden that reflects the Texas landscape. Beverly Penn’s sculptures articulate the delicate balance between organic and constructed forms of nature and human progress:
"Posing elements from landscape against human constructions is one means of articulating both the tragic and humorous complexities of contemporary culture. As the constructed environment steady eclipses the natural world, mediated experience gradually replaces our direct interaction with our surroundings. This changes who we are and likewise reconstructs our sense of place in the world"
- Beverly Penn
Beverly Penn has shown across the United States and her works are included in over 200 public and private collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Ann Kaplan, New York, NY; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX; and the El Paso Museum of Art in El Paso, TX. She has received numerous grants including the Fulbright-Hays/Spanish Government Grant and was invited to participate in the Rockefeller Foundation's artist residency, the Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy. Mrs. Penn is also known for her public works commissions that can be found in Austin, San Marcos, and El Paso, Texas.