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- Archives 2007-08
ART BIZ COACH
2008: Amazing - more gold awards pouring in than we can track... see our BBC AWARD PAGE
ADC Gold Cube
ADC Gold Cube
Best of Show
9, 2007 - INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
this blog - we're about to post scads of new pages and images to
showcase Elizabeth's major projects and commissions of 2007!
Berrien completed and installed her site-specific installation at the
NPS Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center. Upon arrival, she discovered
that the design specs for the pair of 15-ft bridges had been changed -
to 13.5-ft bridges! Elizabeth saved the day by expertly trimming and
re-weaving the arches to fit... to the relief and satisfaction of the
project manager and site designer.
While already creating the Blue Ridge collection on a rush schedule,
Elizabeth Berrien was contacted by BBDO, the world's 4th largest ad
agency, and commisioned to design a trio of 2D group images - to be
projected onto a 4-story wall in Los Angeles, as an ad campaign for BBC
World News. The 2-D sculpture series is under consideration as a Clio
Designers of upscale hotels and shopping centers in the US, Europe and
Asia are inquiring about collections of site-specific wire sculptures
for new developments.
Elizabeth Berrien is currently completing a variation of her 2D wire
wall art design, "Healing the Earth", for site specific installation at
an East Coast school building.
The artist is currently exhibiting at Woodland Grove Gallery and Mill
Pond Gallery in Long Grove, IL through Nov/Dec.
She will be a guest panelist at LosCon 45 on Thanksgiving weekend - and
is looking forward to renewing friendships within the realm of fantasy
and science fiction.
30, 2007 - ANOTHER MAJOR COMMISSION!
Berrien has been awarded a commission to create wire sculptures for the
National Parks Service. The $64,690.00 project, which includes a trio
of Hawks in Flight and a pair of 15 x 9ft bridge arches, will take
approximately 4 to 5 months for Berrien to complete and install.
As she prepares to begin the NPS project, Berrien is completing her
current workload of private and public commissions, including a
life-size Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin for a natural history museum. She
is also fulfilling wire sculpture orders for Woodland Grove Gallery of
Long Grove, IL and The Highlight Gallery in Mendocino, CA, and is
reviewing inquiries from "green"
architects regarding wire sculpture for public, private and corporate
These commitments indicate that by mid-summer, there may be a shortage
of Berrien wire sculpture and an associated rise in prices. Clients who
reserve a wire sculpture commission before June may still do so at
and designers working on "Green", environmentally responsible projects,
cite wire sculpture as an art form with a surprising number of GREEN
shocking... the term "wire sculpture" cannot be found in conventional
or online dictionaries! To fulfill the need, Elizabeth Berrien wrote
the current standard Definition
of Wire Sculpture
March 28 Postscript: We're delighted to see that Wikipedia has just
Our thanks to Wikipedia and its contributing editors...
popular demand, we're starting to add prices again - starting with the
2-Dimensional wire sculptures on the Wire Wall Art
& Murals, which start at
$200.00 per square foot.
We'll have prices and fresh images for the 3D wire sculptures in our
Gallery pages, soon, too - check back often for updates!
to see the ultra-fine detail and complexity of Elizabeth berrien's
amazing wire sculptures? Here's your chance - to look up close at the
individual wire twists! We're starting with the 2-Dimensional wire
sculptures on the Wire Wall Art
& Murals, and will
continue to add close-ups to as many oter pages and images as possible.
If there's an image you'd like to see up close right away. Let us know!
We'll give it priority...
of the ease of a bird in the sky. The wind
slipping through its feather while also supporting the weight of the
body. Easy as pie, as they say!
Learn more about Healing with
could be more beautiful and alive than our own Planet Earth? Watch
Elizabeth Berrien translate our world and its continents into wire
sculpture maps for murals and wire wall art, to lend energy and
grandeur to any space.
World in Wire Maps
theme is... MAGIC! Elizabeth Berrien's entry... a 25 yr retrospective
set of magical fantasy creatures, created from 1982 to 2007!
Elizabeth's participation in this international wire sculpture
competition created quite a stir.
Tumnus the Faun
order the most fascinating wireworks... like this bit of signage,
commissioned for a professional barber. Learn more...
L. Watkins interviewed Elizbeth Berrien as part of her research
monograph... Fascinating new insights into Berrien's evolution as Godmother of Wire
collectors let us know what they want... and it's MORE 2-D wire
sculpture for their walls! Wire murals look as fantastic on garden
walls as they do in corporate lobbies and public spaces.
Some clients order intricate, fine wire wall art small enough to frame
- others want a bold statement for the mantel or entry way. This Hawk
Head could be created as life-sized 2D wire wall sculpture, or enlarged
to eight feet high... or three stories high! Learn more...
Anne C. Liquette interviews Elizabeth Berrien to encourage aspiring
young wire sculptors in the Philippines...
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