Figurative Chicken Wire Sculptures
Galvanized wire mesh
suitable for indoor or outdoor installation
Custom work available
'GALATEA' $2,900cad 7ft x 5ft 1/2 inch painted chicken wire. wall mount.
In Greek mythology, Galatea was one of the 50 nerieides - sea nymphs - beautiful goddess of calm seas and milky white froth of the waters. She was the subject of the sculptor Pygmalian's carved ivory statue. He fell in love with his sculpture and begged the gods to give her life, which they granted.
Wishing you calm seas and smooth sailing in 2021
Full size female form. 3d wire sculpture wall hanging. Interior or exterior installation. Painted, galvanized chicken wire.
Depicting Persephone, the beautiful Greek goddess who was whisked away to the underworld by Hades. Her mother, Demeter, goddess of fertility, farming, and vegetation, missed her daughter so much that she caused a famine on the land. Hades relented and permitted Persephone to return to the upper world but before leaving he tricked her into eating 6 pomegranate seeds. This ensured her return to Hades for 6 months of the year. When Persephone arrives back on the land, it's spring and she stays for 6 months of warmth and growth, then returns to Hades leaving us with the winter months.
Persephone is shown here with her pomegranate, 6 pomegranate seeds in her crown and a rose at her hip. Longing for spring. She is associated with fertility, rebirth and regeneration of flowers.
One of my greatest pleasures is listening to a good audiobook while working with my hands. Finding the right book can be a touch and go effort but with Madeline Miller's book 'CIRCE' I was able to dive right in. Beautifully narrated, it is the retelling of some of the story of the Odyssey from the perspective of one of Odysseus's lovers, Circe. Daughter of the sun god Helios and a nymph Perses, she stands apart from the gods with a mortal's sense of empathy. Best known for transforming a shipload of men into swine after they misbehave as guests, she leads an independent life on her island with her pet wolves and lions. She is shown here with her pouch of herbs and potions, a crown of waves, a snake around her wrist, and her wand/spear. Her hair and dress billowing around her, she sits at the edge of the sea, watching for ships.
"Hope" 36" x 36" x 48" SOLD private collection Buckinghamshire England
One of my white doves was recently lost to a hawk. She left her baby behind. I am raising the baby whom Aurora has named Hope, . It got me thinking of the optimism required for getting through these days.
"Bread and Roses" 68" x 36" x 48" SOLD
Commission piece - private collection - Vancouver Island
I had some fun with this one. It was commissioned by labour organizer who fought for equal pay in the unions for women back in the 80s and 90s. The sculpture is in recognition of an era of a movement of special women, the feminist activists of the 80’s and 90’s, and to the many women that have been influential in his life. I've embedded a number of symbols. She's looking to the left and has her weight on the left foot (his leftist politics). She has a 'Rosie the Riveter' headband on. Her belt is embroidered with a sheaf of wheat and roses (the suffragette anthem 'Bread and Roses') She has a money pouch on her belt (financial independence) and she's holding a gazing ball (she's got the whole world in her hand)
'Csaba' wirehaired Vizsla 24" 28" x 74" SOLD
Commission piece for private collection in Austria
'Big Buffy' 27" 28" x 42" SOLD
Commission piece for Lubbock Texas hotel
'Hattie' 7'-0" to top of hat $2100 CAD
'Banner' 5' to top of head, 7'-6" to top of pole
SOLD private collection in Austria
'Francis' 5'-5 to top of head
SOLD private collection in Austria
'Wade' 6'-6" from top of the umbrella $800
'Wade' 7' overall
SOLD private collection in N. Carolina
Custom dogs from photos. Great memorial pieces for the garden
Fabric, Plaster, Paint, Concrete
Wire mesh base
I love working in 3d. I have worked with clay, fabric, wool and wire and whatever I can get my hands on. I enjoy the challenge of custom requests.
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