Saturday, February 27, 2016

Horse and Jockey in Wire



I made this wire sculpture quite a few years ago. It was inspired by one of Heinrich Kley ink drawings. I loved the action in his sketch, and wondered if could get this sense of motion onto a sculpture. I also wanted to try and have it free standing, despite the out of balance poses. It turned out to be a fun challenge.



Once I find the time I would like to do a Madame Mim in wire to go with this Merlin:

http://andreasdeja.blogspot.com/2012/05/merlin-in-wire.html

By the way I mostly use thin steel wire, which costs almost nothing at places like Home Depot.
I bend the wire with  my fingers, no other tools, except for tightening the knots with pliers at the end to stabilize the sculpture.

7 comments:

  1. How do you visualize what it will look like as you're doing it? Looks impossible to me. Don't know how you do it!

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  2. The Merlin link to picture seems to be broken

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  3. An excellent job, just a good entertainer as you can do, I admire

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  4. You are amazing,
    you have a great talent

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