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wire sculpture timelaps by arnfridsson
wire sculpture timelaps by arnfridsson
DATE: 2014/03/13::
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Sculpture: Introduction to Wire
Sculpture: Introduction to Wire
DATE: 2012/02/21::
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Wire Animal Sculptures: Materials, Tools, and Techniques
Wire Animal Sculptures: Materials, Tools, and Techniques
DATE: 2012/02/29::
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DIY Chicken Wire Fox, MAN VS. PIN #6
DIY Chicken Wire Fox, MAN VS. PIN #6
DATE: 2014/01/30::
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Full Dragon Sculpture, Part 1. Armature wire
Full Dragon Sculpture, Part 1. Armature wire
DATE: 2012/05/27::
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Make A Wire Tree Sculpture!
Make A Wire Tree Sculpture!
DATE: 2014/03/28::
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chicken wire sculpture
chicken wire sculpture
DATE: 2015/01/13::
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Merlin Sculpture Creation Bicycle Wire Art
Merlin Sculpture Creation Bicycle Wire Art
DATE: 2013/09/13::
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Joining techniques for wire sculpture.
Joining techniques for wire sculpture.
DATE: 2012/10/22::
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How To Make Wire Armatures for Sculpture by Janice Tanton
How To Make Wire Armatures for Sculpture by Janice Tanton
DATE: 2012/04/13::
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How to make a fish wire sculpture
How to make a fish wire sculpture
DATE: 2012/10/13::
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Lion Passant - Wire Sculpture by Patrick Doyle
Lion Passant - Wire Sculpture by Patrick Doyle
DATE: 2010/06/15::
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Iron wire x man sculpture.mp4
Iron wire x man sculpture.mp4
DATE: 2011/08/24::
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Kinetic Art/ Wire Sculpture portrait
Kinetic Art/ Wire Sculpture portrait
DATE: 2011/07/15::
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Amazing Chicken-Wire Sculpture
Amazing Chicken-Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2014/12/19::
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D.I.Y Wire Tree Sculpture!
D.I.Y Wire Tree Sculpture!
DATE: 2015/04/25::
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Wire copper jewelry box - wire sculpture
Wire copper jewelry box - wire sculpture
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Elizabeth Berrien
Elizabeth Berrien's Wire Sculpture Cat: "The Bumpster"
DATE: 2011/03/05::
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Derek Kinzett Wire Sculpture 2007-2009
Derek Kinzett Wire Sculpture 2007-2009
DATE: 2010/01/10::
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Long Teaser Out of the Dark - Kinetic wire sculpture installation
Long Teaser Out of the Dark - Kinetic wire sculpture installation
DATE: 2015/05/28::
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wire sculpture techniques
wire sculpture techniques
DATE: 2015/01/14::
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Souren Tree wire sculpture
Souren Tree wire sculpture
DATE: 2013/11/15::
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Copper wire dragon sculpture in progress - part 1, initial wireframe
Copper wire dragon sculpture in progress - part 1, initial wireframe
DATE: 2010/08/12::
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Tiny Rabbit Wire Sculpture
Tiny Rabbit Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2013/09/19::
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Windswept Wire Bonsai Sculpture
Windswept Wire Bonsai Sculpture
DATE: 2014/06/28::
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How to make a wire sculpture
How to make a wire sculpture
DATE: 2014/10/31::
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Ant wire sculpture
Ant wire sculpture
DATE: 2013/07/12::
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Doggie Head Wire Sculpture
Doggie Head Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2007/08/13::
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weeping willow wire tree sculpture - 1941 by metal artist Omer Huremovic
weeping willow wire tree sculpture - 1941 by metal artist Omer Huremovic
DATE: 2014/01/04::
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wire sculpture techniques
wire sculpture techniques
DATE: 2015/06/07::
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Bonsai Tree Wire Sculpture - Little Dancing Girl
Bonsai Tree Wire Sculpture - Little Dancing Girl
DATE: 2014/08/09::
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Wire Sculpture,  Building a Jewellery Wire Faerie (Fairy) Lesson 1
Wire Sculpture, Building a Jewellery Wire Faerie (Fairy) Lesson 1
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copper scorpion wire sculpture
copper scorpion wire sculpture
DATE: 2008/03/20::
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wire sculpture, Fairy lesson 5
wire sculpture, Fairy lesson 5
DATE: 2013/09/08::
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Barack Obama Wire Sculpture Music Video
Barack Obama Wire Sculpture Music Video
DATE: 2008/11/09::
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Lighted wire sculpture 18" scale winged figure
Lighted wire sculpture 18" scale winged figure
DATE: 2013/04/24::
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Wire Sculpture in Photoshop (Efeito Rô)
Wire Sculpture in Photoshop (Efeito Rô)
DATE: 2015/03/23::
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#62 Copper Braided Bonsai Tree Wire Sculpture
#62 Copper Braided Bonsai Tree Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2015/03/09::
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Anthony Bianconi Black Widow Wire Sculpture Tensegrity
Anthony Bianconi Black Widow Wire Sculpture Tensegrity
DATE: 2014/11/13::
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wire sculpture
wire sculpture
DATE: 2015/01/14::
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How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : Tips for Making Legs in a Lizard Wire Sculpture
How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : Tips for Making Legs in a Lizard Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2008/04/02::
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Making-Of / How-To Video for the Small Amber Colored Dragon Wire Sculpture
Making-Of / How-To Video for the Small Amber Colored Dragon Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2011/08/15::
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How to Make Wire Sculptures : Filling Wire Sculpture Figures
How to Make Wire Sculptures : Filling Wire Sculpture Figures
DATE: 2008/10/23::
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wire sculpture demo
wire sculpture demo
DATE: 2014/01/21::
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Abstract Wire Sculpture
Abstract Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2015/04/01::
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lighted wire sculpture
lighted wire sculpture
DATE: 2012/07/12::
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Surface treatments for wire sculpture
Surface treatments for wire sculpture
DATE: 2012/10/22::
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DragonFlies and DamselFlies Wire Sculpture Mobile 1
DragonFlies and DamselFlies Wire Sculpture Mobile 1
DATE: 2011/10/09::
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Butterfly On A Leaf #3 Wire Sculpture
Butterfly On A Leaf #3 Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2013/04/22::
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The Inner Spirit Wire Sculpture Collection
The Inner Spirit Wire Sculpture Collection
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Wire sculpture refers to the creation of sculpture or jewelry (sometimes called wire wrap jewelry) out of wire. The use of metal wire in jewelry dates back to the 2nd Dynasty in Egypt and to the Bronze and Iron Ages in Europe.[1] In the 20th century, the works of Alexander Calder, Ruth Asawa, and other modern practitioners developed the medium of wire sculpture as an art form.

Alexander Calder[edit]

Alexander Calder (1898–1976), an American sculptor, greatly developed the use of wire as a medium for sculpture with his kinetic and movement based Cirque Calder, as well as pieces such as Two Acrobats, Romulus and Remus, and Hercules and Lion.

In 1926, after a stint spent making toys at the request of a Serbian toy merchant in Paris, Calder began creating his Cirque Calder, a miniature, movable circus that uses movable wire models of various circus performers, like sword eaters and lion tamers.[2] After this, Calder created complete pieces only using wire and in 1927 had a show of wire sculptures at the Weyhe Gallery in New York City. In 1930, he had a solo show of wire sculptures in Paris at Galerie Billiet.

Calder’s wire sculptures of this period tended to be portraits, caricatures, and stylized representations of people and animals. While originally believing the medium of wire sculpture to be merely clever and amusing, as his work developed, he began to state that wire sculpture had an important place in the history of art and remarked on the great possibilities that lie within the medium.[3]

“These new studies in wire, however, did not remain the simple modest little things I had done in New York. They are still simple, more simple than before; and therein lie the great possibilities which I have only recently come to feel for the wire medium... There is one thing, in particular, which connects them with history. One of the canons of the futuristic painters, as propounded by Modigliani, was that objects behind other objects should not be lost to view, but should be shown through the others by making the latter transparent. The wire sculpture accomplishes this in a most decided manner.”

Ruth Asawa[edit]

Ruth Asawa came to prominence when her wire sculptures appeared at both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the 1955 São Paulo Art Biennial.[4] Asawa learned to use commonplace materials from Josef Albers, her teacher at Black Mountain College, and began experimenting with wire using a variety of techniques.[5]

In the 1950s, Asawa experimented with crocheted wire sculptures of abstract forms that appear as three dimensional line drawings. She learned the basic technique while in Toluca, Mexico, where villagers used a similar technique to make baskets from galvanized wire.

“I was interested in it because of the economy of a line, making something in space, enclosing it without blocking it out. It’s still transparent. I realized that if I was going to make these forms, which interlock and interweave, it can only be done with a line because a line can go anywhere.”

In 1962, Asawa began experimenting with tied wire sculptures of images rooted in nature, geometry, and abstraction.[6]

Modern practitioners[edit]

Modern wire artists include:

  • Gavin Worth has used wire sculpture to combine realistic images with 3-d abstract forms. Worth approached Calder's idea of mobility in sculpture by making the viewer the mobile element. By placing varying images on different planes of the sculpture, the image changes as the viewer sees it from different angles.[7]
  • Kue King has built a reputation combining wire and feather. He sculpts wire using a woven additive technique. Instead of creating form with wire framing, he builds with it like clay.

Jewelry[edit]

Wire sculpture jewelry

Because the needed tools are simple, wrapped wire jewelry can be learned and performed in home studios by hobby artists. Some of the tools used include pliers, pin vises, file, wire cutters, and mandrels.

The wire used may be of a variety of decorative metals in different cross-sections. Wire sculpture jewelry may have beads or gemstones integrated into the design.

Metals used[edit]

For most people who start out working with wire it is not cost effective to jump straight to the precious metals such as silver or gold. Therefore, less expensive craft wires made from softer materials such as brass, copper, aluminum, or gold fill can be used. The artist typically first gains experience making with different designs and learning a feel for the wire. There are many ways wire can be handled and wrapped. Progression can be made to the more expensive metals such as 925 sterling silver and 14k gold filled wire.

14k gold filled wire is a tube of 14k gold that has a length of jewellers brass running through the middle. It is not like gold plated wire as there is approx 100 times more gold in gold filled than there is on plated wire. With gold filled wire that is designated 14/20 it means that a minimum 20% of the entire wire is 14k gold. As with solid gold the gold filled wire can come in at least yellow and rose colours enabling the range of jewellery that can be made to be expansive.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Ogden, ‘Classical Gold wire: Some Aspects of its Manufacture and Use’, Jewellery Studies, 5, 1991, pp. 95–105.
  2. ^ http://ubu.artmob.ca/video/Calder-Alexander_Le-cirque.avi
  3. ^ Alexander Calder, unpublished, Alexander Foundation Archives, http://calder.org/historicaltexts/text/1.html
  4. ^ Baker, Kenneth (2006-11-18). "An overlooked sculptor's work weaves its way into our times". San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ http://www.ruthasawa.com/crochetwire.html
  6. ^ http://www.ruthasawa.com/tiedwire.html
  7. ^ "iDn Magazine," Vol. 19, No. 3, "Drawing that Elusive Line," July, 2012
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