Korean artist Seung Mo Park uses an unusual medium to create his fantastically detailed portraits: wire. The process is one of painstaking addition and subtraction, cutting wires away from his layered mats to reveal a figure or face. To create the works, Park superimposes pieces of square wire mesh or layers of individual wires, later cutting and bending them to release the image he sees hidden inside. It’s a process much like stippling in reverse, and translated to a highly unusual format. [Read more...]
After becoming a bonsai enthusiast, Ken To decided to give his wife a unique gift for Christmas: a bonsai tree made out of wire. His wife loved the gift and was impressed by what Ken could do with wire. It wasn’t for another three years that Ken made his second wire bonsai tree, again for his wife. Soon Ken learned how to make the foliage of his wire trees an easier process, and upon acquiring some specialized wire, he started making more of his bonsai trees. [Read more...]
Using the material that tamed the wild west, designer Andrew Effendy has created an artistic font using steel wire. Pulled across two wooden posts, the wires are twisted to resemble the spiny fencing, with longer strands at the barbed sections forming the letters A through Z. The font has an undeniably sinister look to it. With such an iconic form, the work could easily be interpreted as a commentary on language barriers or how the written word and it’s form can either help or hinder dialogue. For more on Effendy’s projects see his website at drewfnd.com.
American born artist Frank Plant sculpts simple and direct, everyday objects using steel rods and wire. Now based in Barcelona, his art has been displayed throughout Europe and North America. For more on his work see his website at hierroglyphic.blogspot.com, or on Flickr as hierroglyphic1.
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