Ali Gallo prefers to work from a departing point that, for most, could be considered the end rather than the beginning. Gallo finds inspiration in mangled and time worn pieces of scrap metal that she reassembles into magnificent gentle giants. Her sculpture does not only tell a story, but rather has a story that even precedes its creation. She is a collector of endings, broken things and past splendor. With determination, talent and a great deal of strength she infuses new life into the materials and transcends their apparent uselessness to reveal their hidden and true beauty. Gallo also transfers her fascination for the discarded onto her very large paintings on panel.