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elizabeth berrien's bbc wire sculpture illustration wins the Clio award 2008.
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bobcat wire sculpture by wire sculptor Elizabeth Berrien.
Bobcat Mask
How the Masks Came to Be

Unlike conventional sculptors, Elizabeth Berrien starts each wire sculpture with the animal's face. In 1988, Elizabeth started a collection for a scheduled exhibit with Mendocino's exclusive Highlight Gallery. A severe and lingering flu left her so weak, she was unable to weave the bodies onto her wire sculptures in time for the show deadline.
Rather than show up empty-handed, she brought the animal faces, wires still trailing, and declared it "a Show of Spirit Masks".

The gallery management was, to say the least, dubious - they were accustomed to Berrien's full-body wire animals. But when the works were unveiled, the public was thrilled, and the show was a sellout. Elizabeth Berrien has offered her spirit masks ever since.
cat mask sculpture by wire sculptor Elizabeth Berrien
Shorthair Cat Mask
raccoon mask wire sculpture by wire sculptor elizabeth Berrien.
Raccoon Mask
owl wire sculpture by wire sculptor Elizabeth Berrien. Owl Spirit
Animal lovers gain comfort from wire mask portraits of departed cats, dogs and other pets.

To commission an animal portrait, just provide the artist a few copies of your favorite snapshots...
animal mask sculpture
Side View
bear mask wire sculpture.
Bear Mask
wolf mask wire sculpture. Wolf Mask
Wire animal masks make wonderful wall art, casting complex and intricate shadows. Their eyes seem to folow you around the room, as if the spirit of a wild animal is using the wire spirit mask as a portal to visit the "real" world.
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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