I’m always on the prowl for new inspiration. Which translated means I frivolously surf the net, look at pics, and think: I could make that or I could make that better. Today, I have found what I’ve been searching for… that thing that I hadn’t thought of and it’s nothing short of great art… wire art.
I’ve done some wire art, but Martin Senn and Chris Mason in my opinion have thrown down the gauntlet. These speak to me. It wasn’t until I saw the works above that I realized, I’ve only tinkered with wire art. In Senn’s pieces it’s as much about the balance of negative space as it is about the art itself. That is not an easy feat to accomplish. For Mason’s pieces, I am drawn to the seemingly simplistic approach to the human form. However, I am not fooled into thinking that it is simply achieved. Wire is a finicky nemesis, not to be underestimated.
As of today though, consider the challenge accepted. I have the itch and every artist and crafter alike knows… it will only get worse until you scratch it. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Weigh in on the conversation. What inspires you? Who do you feel has challenged you to be a better artist and/or crafter?