Working with wire
I like working obsessively and with extreme attention to detail. These wire pieces provided an outlet for both. You can’t really see the detail and dimensionality of in the photos I’ve posted; they are very difficult to photograph well. I worked with this material so much that my fingernails turned orange from the contact with the iron in the wire.
Image 1. Blade of Grass Is based on the scientific vocabulary associated with monocot plants. It is like a longitudinal section through a blade of grass using the vocabulary to form the structure of the piece.
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Image 2. Point, Line, Plane, Cube. This is 1 foot x 1 foot x 1 foot and is made of snaps and steel wire and peels apart into two halves at the snaps. It is an expression of my frustration at learning some scientific concepts in depth. At some point things are not clear anymore.
Image 3. The Strand. It is an expression of the beauty and chaos of nature and the cyclical nature of an ecosystem. It’s about 8 feet long and 1 foot wide
Image 4. This piece takes the radially symmetrical forms used in The Strand and lays them out flat in a 3 foot x 5 foot rectangle. Click on it for better detail.