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Lifelike Galvanized Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste

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Working only with layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel armature, UK artist Kendra Haste creates faithful reproductions of creatures large and small for both public installations and private collections around the world. A graduate of the from the Royal College of Art, Haste says she is fascinated by how such a seemingly ordinary medium, chicken wire, is capable of suggesting “the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency—values that I find in my natural subjects.” She continues about her work with animals:

What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures. I try to create a sense of the living, breathing subject in a static 3D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic.

In 2010, Historic Royal Palaces commissioned Haste to fabricate thirteen sculptures around the Tower of London that will remain on view through 2021. You can see much more in this online gallery, and as part of the Art and the Animal exhibition currently at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Missouri. (thnx, Kat Powers!)

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Steel Animal Sculptures by Byeong Doo Moon at ‘Sculpture by the Sea’

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Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by GCImagery.

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Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by Deepwarren.

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Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by Deepwarren.

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I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011.

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I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011.

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I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011.

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I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011. Photo by Francisco Martins.

South Korean sculptor Byeong Doo Moon unveiled a new stainless steel sculpture as part of Sculpture by the Sea 2014 earlier this month in Sydney. The intricately welded peacock is titled “Our memory in your place” and is a stylistic companion to Moon’s 2011 sculpture, a deer with an unwieldy set of antlers that resembles tree limbs. The annual sculpture event is now in its 18th year and runs through November 9th. You can see plenty more photos of this year’s participants on their website. (via Visual News)

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Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison

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Using nothing but wire, sculptor Clive Madison creates tangled trees that grow from wooden bases into dense clusters of leaves and branches. Each piece is made by hand without glue or solder, using single strands of wire that start at the base and terminate at the top. You can see many more pieces on his website, and several are available through Lee Champman Gallery. (via Ghost in the Machine)

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Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight

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UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens and sells a number of DIY wire sculpting kits from his website where he also discusses in great detail how each piece is built. See more over on Facebook. (via Reddit).

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Bird Sculptures Constructed from Wire by Celia Smith Look like Detailed Sketches

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Robin, 12cm tall. Copper wire and telephone cabling.

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Swallow study.

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Egret, 48cm tall. Steel wire and telephone cabling. / Peacock, 110cm Tall. Steel bar, copper wires and telephone cabling

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Mumeration of Starlings. Installation of 60 wire birds dimensions variable. Paper coated telephone wires and steel wire.

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Lapwings. 30cm high. Copper wire and telephone cabling.

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Swirling Lapwings. 1.5m X 1.5m steel wire and telephone cabling.

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Starling Wreath. 100cm diameter. Paper coated telephone wires and steel wire.

UK artist Celia Smith works with various forms of wire to create delicate bird sculptures and installations. While somewhat abstract in appearance, the pieces are almost lifelike in form and scale as if drawn with a pen. You can see over 50 different pieces by the artist on her website, and catch an interview over on Ideas in the Making. Not shy about her process or methods, she also offers wire sculpting workshops.

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Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney

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U.K. artist Michelle Mckinney examines the contrast of manmade materials with forms of nature in her ethereal installations of leaves, seeds, and butterflies formed from handcut woven metal. The artist cuts each shape from copper, brass, or steel mesh which is then colored and assembled into the forms seen here. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and in her portfolio. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Meticulously Wrapped Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park

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SON MYUNG HEE, detail / 2010 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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SON MYUNG HEE / 2010 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Wedding / 2009 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Han Hye yeon / 2011 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Han Hye yeon, detail / 2011 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Kim Seong Su / 2010 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass, lifecasting.

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Kim Seong Su, detail / 2010 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting.

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Lie Sand Bong’s Dress / 2008 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting

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Lie Sand Bong’s Dress, detail / 2008 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting

Korean artist Seung Mo Park (previously) continues to amaze with his astonishingly crafted figurative sculptures made with tightly wrapped layers of aluminum wire based on fiberglass forms. The works shown here are part of the Brooklyn-based artist’s Human series where he recreates the delicate wrinkles and folds of clothing as well as the sinuous musculature of the human body in metallic layers remeniscent of tree rings. He’s also sculpted bicycles, musical insturments and other forms as part of his Object series. (via My Modern Met)

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