Blog Jan/feb 2006
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felt like forever, but Hip-Hop, Bulldog and Vermina survived six months
quarantine confinement. All have regained access to the great outdoors
and sunlight again...
floating on the market. Now that Elizabeth Berrien is hailed as
the "Rolls Royce" of wire sculptors, the demand for her works has
outstripped her rate of production. Art collectors and corporate art
buyers have been purchasing Elizabeth Berrien's wire sculptures so
rapidly that she's sometimes overwhelmed trying to keep up with the
demand for her amazing wire sculptures.
When demand outstrips supply, we adjust by gently floating prices
upward until things balance again. This happens occasionally with
Elizabeth Berrien's unrivaled wire sculptures. From a collector's
standpoint, they are hailed as the finest works available within the
field of contemproary wire sculpture.
We're in the process of removing prices from the pages of the WireLady
website. Since there are more than 100 pages, this may take some time.
In a while, we'll re-introduce new prices on the web pages. We
appreciate your patience as we undertake this process.
We apologize to loyal clients who face higher prices for new purchases.
For the time being, we'll honor any prices still listed on the website.
If you're a loyal Berrien fan and can recall an earlier price listing
on a page with prices removed, we may apply our sliding scale.
Long-time collectors celebrate the appreciated value of their earlier
investments in Berrien wire sculptures.
ALL PRICES LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
For current prices on different sculptures (animals, botanicals, etc),
call us at (707) 445-4931 or check with a Gallery that carries
Elizabeth Berrien's works.
Berrien's biggest exhibit of the year happend at Mill Pond
Gallery in Long Grove, Il. Owners Tobin Fraley and Rachel Perkal, who
also own Woodland Grove Gallery, flew Elizabeth and her husband Nick
out for the opening reception.
Berrien packed a 7-ft, aluminum jumping horse with her luggage, loading
it with several smaller sculptures.
The show was a resounding success, a near sell-out. During opening
weekend alone, over 15 sculptures sold, and order were placed for
almost a dozen more. This was an incredible show. Mark your calendar -
Mill Pond Gallery will host a two-month exhibit of Berrien wire
sculptures in the spring of 2007!
So busy, we haven't had time for
Elizabeth Berrien's been
swamped with commissions for wire sculptures from collectors throughout
the world. She also created special works for exhibit at the Morris
Graves Museum of Art, and lectured the Redwood Coast Mensa Society (of
which she is a member) on the technolgical aspects of her amazing wire
It is sometimes challenging for Elizabeth to balance her exciting list
of commissioned works to create with her personal life. During the
summer, members of her family experienced accidents and illnesses.
Fortunately, her wire sculpture is a portable medium, and she can work
with wire in almost any environment - very important when visiting
loved ones and attending to their needs.
During April, when Elizabeth's farm cats caught a bat, she had to place
three of them in Quarantine. While she and the cats are considered to
have experienced only "light risk", it will be a relief when quarantine
expires in mid-October.
year was so eventful, we're still assimilating - we have LOADS of
images of new
sculptures and commissions
to post, so check back often!
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the years, Elizabeth's mentored other artists on the finer points of
making a living as a professional artist.
We've collected several of her Artist Survival Series articles. Artists
will find them useful; you may find them entertaining! For instance, Universal
Pratfalls - and the Avoidance Thereof!
prize is a one-of-a-kind Cat Head wire sculpture similar to
this one, hand-made by Elizabeth Berrien. Enter our free
Elaine Yamada, a wire jewelry artist from Sacramento, California USA,
is the lucky Winner of our March Giveaway Contest - she wins the wire
Horse head sculpture!
a about a fascinating fine arts community on Northern California's
remote and beautiful redwood coast...
prize is a small 3-D Horse Head wire sculpture similar to this
one, hand-made by Elizabeth Berrien and suitable for hanging by a wall
or in a window. Enter our free
S. Wahlund uses her intuitive gifts as an animal communicator and Reiki
Master to help people understand their animals' innermost want and
needs. She is amazing in her ability to find lost pets...
Elizabeth Berrien says, "My
initial introduction to things metaphysdical was through my good
friend, the late Susan Seddon Boulet. Linda Wahlund, another dear
friend, mentors me in deepening my connection with the world of nature.
Through Linda's coaching in Reiki and animal
communication, my intuitive
sense of being in touch with the animals I live with is greatly
"If you have a serious desire to learn what your dog, cat, horse or
bird is trying to tell you, Linda S. Wahlund will open a window into
their world. I can't recommend her highly enough."
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