Elizabeth Berrien's guestbook - We love your comments!
Beautiful work. I wish I could have one of those little sculptures! I'm
writing from Portugal. Please... discover the work of a man that also
uses wire. He made my wire profile in less than 2 minutes! It was also
amazing. He's quite old, and lives in a caravan with cats in the city
of Coimbra. Quite an artist too!
February 2, 2006
I am a Junior at Yorktown High School in Indiana... my whole sculpture
class LOVES your work. You are truly talented and you have an amazing
story of how you are self taught, I think it's wonderful. Keep doing
January 17, 2005
I am really impressed by your work, I too am a wire artist who goes
beyond with the wire.I was raised in zimbabwe with nothing to play with
and had to make my own toys to play with,I did not like the idea at
first since other kids were being given their toys to play with and I
had to make my own.I am thankful now ,because where ever I show my art
it just draws the attention of many . Please let me know when you are
in North Carolina... Thank you for sharing your talent with the world -
Jonathon Daniel - [note: Jonathon's stellar wirework earned him a
membership and listing in Wire
and our Directory
of Wire Sculptors]
commissioned you to create a Black Rhino for my Christmas gift. I love
it! The anatomy is perfect and energy in the positioning of the body
parts makes one think it will continue walking across the fireplace
mantle. Thank you for this original piece of art. - G.S.
So sorry for the loss of your
father. It is a sad time of year to lose a loved one - an aunt and a
cousin pass away this holiday season in my family. I've passed along
your site to one of my friends who is a wire artist also. Hopefully she
will find some inspiration from your success as she builds her own art
reputation. Namaste, Donna Woodka
Several months ago I became fascinated with wire: holding it, bending
it, curling it, twisting it... I have tried and tried to think of what
I can "do" to create something. DOn't want just jewelry. Stumbling upon
your site truly inspires me! At this point I cannot imagine ever making
such majestic pieces of art, but just looking at what you have done
tells me that you love that feel of wire in your hands as well. I will
look at your workshops and hopefully do something that just flows out
of me. - Mary Smart
I am making wire sculptures at school and I was amazed at how hard it
was to bend and shape the wire. So now, after looking through your
work, I can fully appreciate what a gift you have and what an amazing
artist you are! - Abigail wongull
hy.im one of d wire and
string art lover.m really amazed to c ur brilliant work,its really
superb! i ve been working on some animals n botanical sculpture include
2d artwork few years back, but m wondering what kinda wire shall i use
to produce good work n where can i easily get it? m looking forward to
your reply....thnx. MAROL. from Brunei, Darussalam. Marol Tajuddin
Hello Nick and Elizabeth! would
love to pop out and say hi soon, and also would like to talk a little
business (animals) plus I have a few farm related items you might be
interested in. Also..... I'm a grandmother as of aug.29, to a babygirl
named Nayellie Lynn Johnson
so perfect, and Im so proud! You can e-mail me back and give me an idea
of your schedule and what days are good and what arent. Sincerely,
I just saw a photo in
our local paper from a lady who made a wire sculpture of a horse. I was
amazed! I had to see more. That is when I found your site. Your work is
beautiful!! I have only worked with wood and clay,but I am now
interested in trying my hand at wire sculpting. Thank-you for the
insperation you have given me. Wish me luck! Penny Shanks
...Dad gave me your link and I'm blown away! You still amaze me after
all these years. I see that you've honed it to a perfection, although,
I could never find a flaw way back when... Jenna is flying to Louiville
tomorrow and when I saw what's in storage there I almost hit the floor!
WHAT A GORGEOUS PIECE OF WORK!!! *Congratulations* You are a huge
inspiration and I love you! (((Peace and love to you always))) Holly D
surfing the web for wire sculpture... your work is head and shoulders
above everything else I found...
Elizabeth Berrien is a fabulous artist, with an amazing talent to
construct wire sculptures.
am so excited about finding your web gallery. ... Your background and
absolutely incredible wire sculptures are most inspirational! I think
I'm so facinated by this type of sculpture because the finished art is
like looking at the essence of the animal. It's like the soul of the
animal is there. It makes you take a second look, smile and walk on. I
thank you for sharing all your information about your creating process.
You truly inspire me!
- Karen Thomas
You're the Queen of Wire - Wow! I am so very impressed with your works
and thanks for your generosity in sharing your methods. I am a wire
sculptor too and I have been sculpting for 3 years... I Love you and
you are my new Idol. My best plessiur
- Susanne from Sweden
bewitched your art! Do you offer any online course about it? I will be
pleased attending classes, but I am living in Brazil -
father loved the cat.
My brother and niece were recently with him and he was still gushing
over it! I am going to be sending you a photograph of the three cats
together and I am hoping you can do the other two (perhaps in the
positions that you described in a recent e mail)... Thank you again for
your beautiful sculpture and thoughtfulness.
your generosity in sharing your methods, tools and supplies with the
interested public. Very much appreciated.
Diana Maull 7/4/2005
I'm doing an art project on art sculptures...and i would like to know
more about you. Like your famous artworks, inspiration and the
materials you like to use.
UK Bronze Foundry Butterfly Bronze 6/26/2005
I AM SO AMAZED BY YOUR WORK. YOU ARE AN EXTRAORDINARY CRAFT PERSON.
THANK YOU FOR EXISTING SO I CAN ADMIRE YOU.
CATHERINE LAMBRO 6/17/2005
I am totally
in awe. I have never seen anything like this awe inspiring wire
sculpture before. I cannot find any words to describe what I have seen
in this gallery ... I'm totally blown away - you are my inspiration."
Ute Koskie, Australia 5/30/2005
Elizabeth, you are truely an original, one of a kind wire sculpturer. I
am very impressed. After seeing your work, I am surprised you noticed
and appreciated my work. No comparision. Hope you make it to Slovakia.
Queen of Wire... C.S., Wire jeweler
Your work is lovely. - Jean Noon, wire sculptor
- took a peek
at your site and WOW, what beautiful art pieces you have, you are now
my new Idol.
I have been sculpting for over 30 years and have paid little attention
to the use of wire... Your website is like a breath of fresh air. When
will workshop 3 begin? I am eager to learn... Thanks for being so open
J. H., sculptor
several of Elizabeths' amazing pieces in my home. They capture the
essense of the animals and bring their energy into my home.
Linda Wahlund, Animal communicator & Reiki Master
As an artist who creates wire sculpture I am very impressed with your
sculpture and amazed they are made of different wires cut and twisted.
You must be able to see each strand and follow it with your eye
Kate de Jude wire sculptor.
I was just
admiring your work at the Highlight Gallery in Mendocino yesterday...
have been a fan of wire sculpture and line drawings for several years.
I especially enjoy the work of Paul Klee, Constantin Milonadis, George
Ricky, Pablo Picasso, Calder and now Elizabeth Berrien. I am especially
impressed by the individual technique you have developed that makes
your work instantly recognizable. I studied your work from the
perspective of trying to conceive of how they are constructed, and I am
just further astonished.
G.G., wire sculptor
How talented you are and you have a great, comprehensive website! I am
artist who is going to teach a summer art camp and I want to
incorporate wire sculptures... Thank you for your help and inspiration.
I like the
advocacy for wire sculpture your website promotes -
G.G., wire sculptor
You are one hugely talented lady! Before I Googled up your site, I had
the idea of trying to sculpt something with wire or clay (since I'm not
much with sketching), and seeing your fantastic work has gotten me
fired up and eager to give it a go. Just wire and a pair of cutters -
doesn't get any cheaper than that! Thanks for the burst of
Hi, I looked
at your web site... most impressed, and I'm not easily impressed... I
thought it would be fun to talk to someone of your caliber. I live and
work in the NYC metro area where art is appreciated and money is no
object - j.f., wire sculptor
i think the sculpture pictures on your website are really really
I am a wire sculptor, and I love LOVE LOVE Elizabeth's work -
Angela Hook, wire sculptor
wire sculptor I ever saw...
Your wire sculptures are amazing; truly breathtaking! I have been a fan
of Calder.. that is how I was introduced to wire sculpture, but your
work goes way beyond even Calder! If I hit the lottery I would love to
fill my house and yard with your work...simply WOW!!...
May I say,
your work is inspired and it has inspired me... - J.B.
your site and plan on letting others know about it...
First, let me say that I think your work is magnificent...
Sal Villano, wire sculptor
I very much
like your work as it achieves a feeling of both character &
movement for what can become quite an 'anonymous' material, & I
think making 2d as well as 3d work is very interesting indeed.
I am so very impressed with your work. The Coyote Pair I believe is my
favorite. Then again it's hard to pick, with so many beautiful
Laura Antebi, wire sculptor
have been working in wire for about 5 years, but mainly 2D. I now want
to explore 3D wire work and find your work inspirational. Living on the
south coast of Western Australia in a small town makes it difficult to
meet other wire enthusiasts."
- Liz Turnbull, wire sculptor
Your art is inspirational. It captures the essence of the spirit and
the soul of your subjects. - Mrs. Desmond Hoppe