Elizabeth Berrien · World Class Wire Sculpture and Illustration · (707)445-4931 · PERFECTLY WIRED by Mike Fairchild - 1989
elizabeth berrien's bbc cables wire sculpture illustration wins the BIG WON award for #1 Innovative and Alternative 2008.
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hummingbird wire sculpture by Elizabeth Berrien Elizabeth Berrien has developed her own unique art form: non-traditional wire sculpture. The uniqueness of Elizabeth's work with wire are her tools. Using only her talented bare hands and a pair of wire cutters, she captures the essence of living creatures, translating them into intimate physical creations.
A scupting class in high school started Elizabeth with her molding and melding of wires into different animal forms, "I've simply always loved animals, from bugs to elephants, and have been around them as much as possible. I see grace and beauty in animals", she explains. Elizabeth's sculpting includes a variety of work from life-size dragonflies to a phoenix with a 25-foot wingspan; a woolly mammoth with a projected length of 30 feet (including tusks) has just been commissioned.

Elizabeth and her work have become recognized by museums, collectors and the public. She has gained such a following that she has been able to develop her personal interest into a solid livelihood.

Actually making a living through expressing herself artistically both comforts and astonishes Elizabeth. "There are so many artists out there with as much talent as I have who don't make a decent living; it mystifies me, but I seem to be one of the fortunate ones," she muses.

In the process of researching her creations, Elizabeth continually digs and delves into the world of her subjects - whether real, or imaginary. One of her more fascinating commissions was for science fiction author Larry Niven. After reading and researching Niven's best-seller, "Footfall", Elizabeth created "Fithp", a 13-foot wire rendition of an alien life form as described in his book. This figure resides on the grounds of Niven's estate.

Private and corporate commissions are especially enjoyable and exciting. These requests usually come from clients who appreciate her artistic ability but want a certain concept of theirs transformed into reality. Elizabeth is creating an ongoing collection of rare and endangered animals for the Greater Los Angeles Zoological Association's Environmental Wildlife Series. Among her works are a California Condor, a Black Rhinoceros and a Sable Antelope.

Having spent the last several years in Mendocino County, Elizabeth has become strongly associated with the Highlight Gallery. Located at 45052 Main Street in Mendocino, the gallery welcomes inquiries either in person or by phone at (707) 937-3132.

While maintaining her contact with the Highlight Gallery and the North bay scene, Elizabeth has recently moved to Eureka, enrolling at Humboldt State University. Additionally, she has established her own studio in Eureka. Anyone wishing to contact Elizabeth directly may call (707) 445-4931.
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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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