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- Innovators and Pioneers in the Field of Contemporary Wire Sculpture
World Traveler and wire sculpture pioneer Laura J Antebi endeavours to
unite art with the spiritual essence through the sense of the
transitory; to create figures that convey spontaneity and freedom of
movement. Currently based in a Scottish castle, Laura continues to
combine travel and study with her creative process.
creator of elegant, abstract organic wire forms and installations of
huge geometric wire sculptures, tied or crocheted on a monumental scale
with a strong sense of topological awareness. She began her
explorations with wire in the 1950s; her works are frequently exhibited
in museums. asawa is a dedicated art activist, inspiring young children
to adopt an innovative approach to using found materials.
of the UK has worked chicken wire for about 17 years. "My father aked
me to clear some wire from the garden, this promptly turned up in my
bedroom as a dragon. I think it was something to do with avoiding
revision." The only tools used are a small pair of bent nosed pliers,
and a pair of spring loaded wire cutters; he created a series of
mannequins for a Covent Garden shop.
Creator of incredibly complex "marble machines" and other kinetic wire
sculptures, wire pioneer Stan Bennett maintains his kinetic wire
sculpture studio in Ferndale, CA.
"Godmother of Wire", pioneered the field of contemporary wire sculpture
since 1968. She creates museum quality wire sculptures of people,
animals and objects from complexly interlaced single strands of wire.
Berrien invented her rare technique, a hybrid of lace-making, topology,
plane geometry and structural engineering. Her works are in museums,
galleries, airports, parks and zoos, and are collected internationally.
Founder of Wire Sculpture International, the worldwide guild of wire
sculptors. Her wire sculpture demonstrations helped trigger a new
generation of wire sculptors.
is considered Britain's foremost authority on weaving wire by hand. He
owns James Gilbert & Son, the London-based wire weaving company
originally established in 1780, which produces wire products from
hand-woven brass mesh for fire screens to brass mesh coverings for the
arrow slits in the Tower of London.
mixes wire with other media to create virtual explosions of line,
tension and energy. Starting in the 1950's and 1960's, she addresses
wire sculpture to create constellation-like mixed media constructions
and semi-abstract forms.
of Canada, a wire jeweller, creates crocheted, lacelike wearable art
with a lively delicacy of design.
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