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elizabeth berrien's bbc wire sculpture illustration wins the Clio award 2008.
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pegasus wire sculpture Christmas window at Liberty House department store in San Francisco's Union Square This is Elizabeth Berrian's first corporate art project, from 1981. It provided the breakthrough that allowed her to give up the day job and become a full time, professional wire sculptor.

Liberty House Stops Traffic with Flying Wire Horses

Visual Merchandising Magazine, 4/82:

The "Wings of Wonder" at Liberty House describes its shimmering equine deity, seems to have descended from the heavens in this, one of a series of Christmas windows - strewing gifts in a plethoric stream of "diamond dust". Yet Pegasus in all its plumage bears no color of its own, rather reflecting the jewel-toned merchandise through the aid of mysetical cross-beams of light. Six shadow box windows in the series hinted at the main theme with a solitary wing placed above gift-enclosing acrylic boxes. Horse Sculpture: Elizabeth Berrian, Oakland; Acrylic boxes (custom): Design concepts; Mannequins: Adel Rootstein. Visual Merchandising Director: Rit Pierce

Liberty House commissioned Elizabeth to create three flying horses, six extra wings, a horse head with trailing wires, and lots of wire trimmings for their Christmas windows.

When the Pegasus windows were unveiled, the San Francisco Police department became involved. Chrsitmas shoppers jammed the sidewalk in front of the Pegasus windows and overflowed into the street, blocking traffic. A traffic control officer was called in to keep things moving.

James F. "Buddy" Thompson, retiring chairman of the Louisville International Airport, discovered Elizabeth Berrien's wire sculpture at Gump's in San Francisco. He commissioned her to create a more monumental Pegasus whch became Louisville's landmark Airport Pegasus .
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elizabeth berrien's bbc wire sculpture illustration wins the Clio award 2008.
CLIO 2008
elizabeth berrien's wire sculpture illustration wins two coveted cannes gold lions in 2008.
Cannes Festival
Double Gold
elizabeth berrien's wire sculpture illustration wins two coveted ADC gold cubes in 2008
ADC
Double Gold
elizabeth berrien's wire sculpture illustration wins the coveted Obie Best of Show award 2008.
OBIE
Best of Show
elizabeth berrien's wire sculpture illustration wins two coveted Andy gold awards 2008.
Andy Double Gold
elizabeth berrien's 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