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wire sculpture timelaps by arnfridsson
wire sculpture timelaps by arnfridsson
DATE: 2014/03/13::
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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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Sculpture: Introduction to Wire
Sculpture: Introduction to Wire
DATE: 2012/02/21::
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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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Make A Wire Tree Sculpture!
Make A Wire Tree Sculpture!
DATE: 2014/03/28::
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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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Wire Tree Tutorial
Wire Tree Tutorial
DATE: 2015/01/04::
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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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Kinetic Art/ Wire Sculpture portrait
Kinetic Art/ Wire Sculpture portrait
DATE: 2011/07/15::
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Merlin Sculpture Creation Bicycle Wire Art
Merlin Sculpture Creation Bicycle Wire Art
DATE: 2013/09/13::
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D.I.Y Wire Tree Sculpture!
D.I.Y Wire Tree Sculpture!
DATE: 2015/04/25::
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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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Souren Tree wire sculpture
Souren Tree wire sculpture
DATE: 2013/11/15::
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Derek Kinzett Wire Sculpture 2007-2009
Derek Kinzett Wire Sculpture 2007-2009
DATE: 2010/01/10::
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chicken wire sculpture
chicken wire sculpture
DATE: 2015/01/13::
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Joining techniques for wire sculpture.
Joining techniques for wire sculpture.
DATE: 2012/10/22::
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Top 3D Arts Wire Sculpture Episode 1
Top 3D Arts Wire Sculpture Episode 1
DATE: 2015/05/17::
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How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : Tools for Wire Sculpting
How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : Tools for Wire Sculpting
DATE: 2008/04/02::
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Wire copper jewelry box - wire sculpture
Wire copper jewelry box - wire sculpture
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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How to make a wire sculpture
How to make a wire sculpture
DATE: 2014/10/31::
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michael gard lighted wire sculpture test 48" scale
michael gard lighted wire sculpture test 48" scale
DATE: 2013/07/26::
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Elizabeth Berrien
Elizabeth Berrien's Wire Sculpture Cat: "The Bumpster"
DATE: 2011/03/05::
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Make a Horse Sculpture, full version
Make a Horse Sculpture, full version
DATE: 2013/02/13::
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Haliburton Wire Sculpture HD 1080p
Haliburton Wire Sculpture HD 1080p
DATE: 2014/08/13::
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wire sculpture
wire sculpture
DATE: 2015/01/14::
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Simple Kinetic Wire Sculptures by Clayton Boyer
Simple Kinetic Wire Sculptures by Clayton Boyer
DATE: 2008/04/08::
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Heavy Metal Twisted Trunk Cascade Wire Tree Sculpture #16
Heavy Metal Twisted Trunk Cascade Wire Tree Sculpture #16
DATE: 2014/12/19::
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HARLEY ART    Wire Sculpture
HARLEY ART Wire Sculpture ' BY A1WILDART
DATE: 2012/02/12::
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Anthony Bianconi wire sculpture
Anthony Bianconi wire sculpture
DATE: 2014/06/12::
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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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How to Make Wire Sculptures : Sketching Wire Sculpture Designs
How to Make Wire Sculptures : Sketching Wire Sculpture Designs
DATE: 2008/10/23::
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3D Prehistoric Mosquito Wire Sculpture.mov
3D Prehistoric Mosquito Wire Sculpture.mov
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lighted wire sculpture
lighted wire sculpture
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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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Lighted Wire Sculpture Michael Gard
Lighted Wire Sculpture Michael Gard
DATE: 2012/01/19::
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How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : How to Make a Forked Tongue in a Lizard Wire Sculpture
How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : How to Make a Forked Tongue in a Lizard Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2008/04/02::
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How to Make Wire Sculptures : Wire Sculpture Tools
How to Make Wire Sculptures : Wire Sculpture Tools
DATE: 2008/10/23::
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WIRE SCULPTURE , WATER COLOR  &  HARLEY ART
WIRE SCULPTURE , WATER COLOR & HARLEY ART
DATE: 2011/11/21::
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Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder
DATE: 2009/12/06::
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art of wire sculpture
art of wire sculpture
DATE: 2011/12/20::
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Barack Obama Wire Sculpture Music Video
Barack Obama Wire Sculpture Music Video
DATE: 2008/11/09::
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Large Chinese Dragon Wire Sculpture
Large Chinese Dragon Wire Sculpture
DATE: 2011/08/15::
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wire sculpture, Fairy lesson 5
wire sculpture, Fairy lesson 5
DATE: 2013/09/08::
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lighted wire sculpture studio movie
lighted wire sculpture studio movie
DATE: 2013/04/24::
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Wire Art / Wire Sculpture / Modern Art
Wire Art / Wire Sculpture / Modern Art
DATE: 2013/01/09::
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Waltz - Kinetic wire sculpture (commissioned)
Waltz - Kinetic wire sculpture (commissioned)
DATE: 2014/07/02::
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Mars Anomaly Research SOL - 631  " MARTIAN WIRE SCULPTURE ON MARS "
Mars Anomaly Research SOL - 631 " MARTIAN WIRE SCULPTURE ON MARS "
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Spooky-Eyed Owl Wire Sculpture
Spooky-Eyed Owl Wire Sculpture
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How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : Types of Wire for Sculptures
How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : Types of Wire for Sculptures
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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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