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.
Educator Finds "a Goldmine"
I was looking around on the web... hit a goldmine with your website.
Now I can show students examples of your work to inspire them as well
as Calder's. I'm going to have my students include in their sculptures
any bits and pieces they can think of...bottle caps, sea glass,
branches, old junk jewelry...anything that is relatively sturdy. They
can scavenge through the household junk-drawers at home. I like your
idea about letting them experiment
with wire first without any instruction. I will definitely let them do
Thanks for the great website,
The Bee's Knees Studio and Art Supply
Southbridge, MA 01550
Thanks for the wonderful feedback! Good luck with your mixed media wire
sculpture classes. Your students are lucky to have such an innovative
father, George Wyley Berrian, passed away this morning at the age of
85. Born and raised on the family ranch in Evergreen, Colorado, George
served as navigator on the Lexington 16 during World War II. A retired
naval commander, George went on in civilian life as an extremely
skilled and knowledgeable meteorologist.
In retirement, George loved to tend the grounds of his 20-acre farm, a
beautiful nature retreat.
2-dimensional, 7-foot Bounding Deer was the centerpiece of a holiday
event at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, DC.
Bear on Shrinking Ice"
the Dec 14 Wall Street Journal:
"Scientists... documented multiple deaths of polar bears off Alaska,
where they likely drowned after swimming long distances... amid the
melting of the Arctic ice shelf... READ
Elizabeth Berrien's "Polar Bear on Shrinking Ice" wire sculpture is
available for sale at $1,200.
50% of the proceeds form its sale will be donated directly to Greenpeace
International's efforts to save
the polar bears from extinction.
of the custom-order Christmas sculptures have been shipped out, and
Elizabeth's flying fingers are weaving up a few last-minute requests
that squeaked in "under the wire". If you're dying to give someone a
very special wire sculpture in time for the holidays, call one of the Art Galleries
to see what they have in stock. You'll find wire Horses, Hummingbirds,
Bats, Cats, Foxes, Wolf Mask a Boar's Head, and more.
But call early for the best selection - Highlight Gallery, Woodland
Grove Gallery and The Blacksmith Shop all report that their collection
of Berrien wire sculpture is selling fast.
merchandising is the esoteric art of enhancing goods to be sold
by careful placement and juxtaposition to eye-catching art. Some of the
world's most prominent design firms are among our client base.
We have several new pages of wire sculpture images for visual
merchandising and retail display. Some, like the Gump's Easter window
that started with 2 rabbits which multiplied rapidly to 32, have even
been published in international design magazines.
those of you that didn't heard much from Elizabeth last month beyond
"Well, I've got this deadline..." here's what it was all about - a
series of seven 6 & 7ft 2-D wire sculptures to be created and
installed, lighted by spotlights in time for the Nov 18th illumination
ceremony in southern California.
Berrien quoted a time frame of 3 months for the project - and ended up
with a crunch timetable of just FOUR WEEKS! "Since these works were
entirely hand-twisted from heavy aluminum rods, I had to be
ultra-careful not to over-stress my hands and wrists. I was so relieved
to meet the deadline with fingers still in fine shape..."
Read an article about the decorations,
which can be seen at Bel Villaggio shopping center til year end.
care facility dumps Dod
for 85th Birthday
she and her husband prepared to deliver and install the Bel
Villaggio sculptures, Elizabeth was plunged into a massive family
emergency. Her mother was hospitalized at Scripps Memorial Hospital in
San Diego. Meantime, a Washinton state alzheimer's care facility
threatened to dump her father. Berrien and her husband drove 2,850
miles to tackle both problems - if you have a loved one in a care
facility, be sure to read
with Elizabeth Berrien's wire sculptures
the time to think about getting that special wire sculpture...
Elizabeth is working on several wire animals and botanicals, which
generally take 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.
There's still time to work in a few more in time for the holidays, but
- if you want something that's ready right now and can be shipped out
immediately, just contact one of the few select galleries
that carry wirework by Elizabeth Berrien.
from Wire Zoo - Half Past October, 2005
Work for October - 5-ft aluminum Rearing Horse, private
Major Works for November - Elizabeth Berrien is working on a
commissioned site-specific collection of large-scale decorative wire
sculptures for the upscale Bel Villaggio shopping center in Temecula,
CA. Her works will be unveiled at an art & wine gala on the
evening of November 18th.
Project for December - a 7-foot, 2-dimensional Wire Deer sculpture for
an event at the Corcoran Art Gallery, in Washington DC.
Need to commission something special for the holidays, an unforgettable
gift for a loved one? Please - order early - so Elizabeth can balance
her wirework schedule and still find time for sleep!
See loads of
exciting new wire sculptures in these sections:
from Wire Zoo - October, 2005
3 Wire Deer
season - so we've gathered up a full collection of Elizabeth's
Christmasy wire deer. There's lots to choose from, 2D and 3D, large and
Special orders take 3 to 6 weeks, so now's the time to arrange for a
holiday show stopper!
To help decide what size and style of wire animal you want, we've
posted our new Pricing Guide
Tail Cuff in copper wire
Berrien applies her usual attention to fine detailing in a
series of intricate, one-of-a-kind custom jewelry and other wearable
art. While the cuff featured here is in bright copper wire, most are in
24 karat gold fill wire.
Wahlund is also a Reiki Master and reflexologist, with an intuitive
gift for tapping into animals' souls.
Read Linda Wahlund's gentle essay on coping with the loss of an animal,
it or not, until Elizabeth Berrien wrote it, there was none!
Google it up, and see for yourself... Berrien recently submitted the
term "wire sculpture" to the Oxford English Dictionary. As she says,
"There must have been a time when oil painting and watercolors weren't
wire sculptors and members of Wire
Enter the international wire
sculpture competition, and check
out the call for wire
advice and hints for the weird and wonderful...
Berrien answers questions from online wire sculpture workshop
participants... everything from how to make a boulder for a church
pagaent, to fathoming the Dread Hinge Effect!
Elizabeth Berrien describes her creative mentor, Kenneth Curran
|Since this site was launched in
2004, Berrien has received a
deluge of inquiries for private and corporate commissions by architects
and designers who insist on "the very best wire sculpture". Recently
requested proposals include full-scale humans, north American wildlife,
equines, and an elephant. The artist is also preparing a series of 2D
wire images for licensing onto a product line.
Assign Students to Research Elizabeth Berrien
"Good day. I
am a 13-yr-old student from Singapore and I have been asked to do a
research on you, Elizabeth Berrien and another artist, Alexander Calder
for my art class..."
professors and graduate students from around the world are researching
Elizabeth Berrien's truly innovative wire sculpture. We get inquiries
from Europe, Japan, Australia, South America, Canada and the US...
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