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elizabeth berrien's bbc wire sculpture illustration wins the Clio award 2008.
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Ever wonder what Elizabeth Berrien means when she says she starts at the nose & finishes at the toes? Here you can track the evolution of a single-strand, two-dimensional wire drawing, one of her most intensively lace-like wire sculptures.
puli head wire sculpture What the heck is it??!! Hard to tell, eh? Not a walnut... not a leaf... truly unprepossessing to look at.

Elizabeth says, "at this stage, I often experience a crisis of confidence - have I chosen the right lines? Will it ever look complete? Will anyone be able to tell what it's supposed to be? Should I quit and start over?

"The individual lines hadn't added up to the total animal yet... but I continue onward as an act of blind faith."
Wire sculpture Puli dog. Okay, it's developing some form... At this stage, it reminds the artist most of the caterpillar stage of a tiger swallowtail butterfly. Are those some sort of stripes developing, or is that fur texture? What does the patterning mean???

Great care must go into the choosing and placement of individual lines - since each intersection of two lines must be lock in place as Berrien twists and weaves the sculpture onward. There's no option to go back and make corrections!
Wire sculpture Puli dog. It's looking like a fur pattern, all right! Now to detect and interweave all the sub-patterns of fur that make up this animal... almost like the grain of wood, running in several direction, merging and separating to subtly define the underlying energy of the animal.
Wire sculpture Puli dog. Why, it's a shaggy dog... a Puli, 2-dimensional wire drawing commissioned by Puli breeder Barbara Stelz for presentation as a feature in an AKC dog show. Since Pulis are mainly a moving mass of dreadlocks with only the dog's nose visible, this was an exceptionally difficult challenge for Elizabeth Berrien -
"as complicated as a tiger or a zebra, finding the lines for all those subtle flows of fur."
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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