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* = Innovators and Pioneers in the Field of Contemporary Wire Sculpture
*Alexander Calder stands alones as the first great innovative wire sculpture innovator of the 20th century. Between 1926 and 1930 he bent and twisted wires to created his kinetic, mixed-media wire sculpture Circus. He continued to create single-strand drawings in 3 dimensions for decades after. His work is notewothy for revolutionizing the field of modern sculpture with wire works that blend movement, balance, open space, and incredible economy of line. While other wire sculptors' works may be mistaken for Calder's, the reverse is not the case.


Kelly Courtney has over ten years experience forming single strands of copper wire into "fluidikons" and the occasional mixed-media wire collage. He lives in the Chicago area.

Jonathon Daniel of North Carolina, US, was born in Zimbabwe and grew up on a farm 3 miles from town. Raised in poverty, he inherited a positive spirit from his father, who helped Jonathon make toys from scraps. On errands to town, Jonathon fell in love with "beasts of the road", automobiles and motorcycles, and started creating them in wire. His observant eye and love of things mechanical comes across loud and clear in his very complex and accurate wire vehicles. Jonathon now lives in North Carolina, working as a Youth Minister and actively helping widows and orphans in Zimbabwe.

Betty the Crow, born and raised in captivity, taught herself to bend straight pieces of wire into hooks which she uses to extract food from recessed, otherwise inaccessible areas. During one session Betty created a series of nine hooks, each uniquely different from the others - an exploration of function and form combined.

Deane, of Twisted Copper, makes strong, spare, linear wire sculptures of real and fantasy figures.

Tina DeWeese creates deft, spare and minimalist wire sculptures of horses and other animals.

Glenn Donovan started experimenting with wire in 1973. His small, instense studies convey a strong sense of whimsy and motion.

Barry Dukes transforms recycled electrical and other recycled wires (such as from coils out of appliances & electronic equipment), wires from hardward stores (which come on small 3" to 4" spools) and craft wires from the craft shops (which come on spools, nearly the size of thread) into Little Wire People.

*Arlene Fisch has been a leader in the wire jewelry movement for more than forty years. Her ground-breaking book "Textile Techniques in Metal" started an entire wave of wire jewelers. "Elegant Fantasy, the Jewelry of Arline Fisch", is based on an exhibit of her work by the San Diego Historical Society. She is considered by many to be a Living Treasure of California, and continues to conduct wire jewelry workshops.

*John Flavius, a multiple award-winning wire sculptor often partnered with Alfred Weekes, has works in the Barbados National Collection. His creations are represented in public and private collections in the Caribbean, Europe and North America.

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elizabeth berrien's bbc cables wire sculpture illustration wins the BIG WON award for #1 Innovative and Alternative 2008.
THE BIG WON
#1 Worldwide
Alternative/Innovative
elizabeth berrien's bbc cables wire sculpture illustration wins the Clio award 2008.
CLIO 2008
elizabeth berrien's bbc cable wire sculpture illustration wins two coveted cannes gold lions in 2008.
Cannes Festival
Double Gold
elizabeth berrien's bbc cable wire sculpture illustration wins two coveted ADC gold cubes in 2008
ADC
Double Gold
elizabeth berrien's bbc cable wire sculpture illustration wins the coveted Obie Best of Show award 2008.
OBIE
Best of Show
elizabeth berrien's bbc cable wire sculpture illustration wins two coveted Andy gold awards 2008.
Andy Double Gold
elizabeth berrien's bbc cable wire sculpture illustration wins one show gold pencil awards 2008.
One Show Gold Pencil
elizabeth berrien's wire sculpture illustration wins double grand awards at London International Awards2008.
London International
Double Grand
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