By M. W. ByrneOct 4, 2021
the art of sculpting with wire
Inspired by a real-life encounter, this fantasy creator from Staffordshire, England has many fairy-based and mystical pieces.
Able to capture the enigmatic smile as well as the chiaroscuro of Da Vinci’s masterpiece, no one can accuse this of being derivative.
The insects of Juan Ortiz so strikingly capture the sense of menace that these deadly creatures carry.
Most of Ryder’s works are grand in scale, intended to be experienced best in person, going from utterly ethereal to shockingly real.
Stainthorp’s devotion to accurate anatomy captured in metal is capable of causing stirrings that can only be described as erotic.
It can be difficult to believe that this is not a virtual recreation, but the years of effort that went into painstakingly constructing the CJ750.
Uncomfortable and reminiscent of the drawings made by Ralph Steadman, Oliveira brings manic sketches to life in a way that implies violence.
All of the wires bent by Zimbabwean Clyde Bango have some autobiographical element to his time as a young boy laboring with his father.
Helen Godfrey was originally a paper mache artist who graduated to using the galvanized wire frames themselves as her work.
Disconcertingly life-like, right down to the predatory expression on the face, Haste has done something here that most highly skilled taxidermists could only dream of.
Built on the historic site of a now-destroyed church, hundreds of man-hours went into painstakingly remembering a house of God entirely in wire.
Clive Maddison seems like a one-trick pony, but when that trick is creating such accurate representations of trees complete with roots, leaves, and branches, done in powerful miniature, then it’s worth celebrating.
A mix of welded wire and black thread, Yong Won Song attempts to use his art to explore the unconscious mind. A dark, surreal mix of grimness and play.
Shadowy and abstract where many of her peers seek accuracy, there’s a sense of entrapment and discord in Listen time passes.