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= Innovators and Pioneers in the Field of Contemporary Wire Sculpture
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.
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.
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.
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.
of Twisted Copper, makes strong, spare, linear wire sculptures of real
and fantasy figures.
creates deft, spare and minimalist wire sculptures of horses and other
started experimenting with wire in 1973. His small, instense studies
convey a strong sense of whimsy and motion.
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.
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.
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.
Class Wire Sculpture
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