This week for this Material Monday, I thought I'd share with you my recent studio experiments using wire as a sculpting tool.
As you see in the above video, I've been making a series of wire circles that I'm linking together with no real objective other than to create a sort of layer of these circles. If you're familiar with my ink drawings and my toothpick sculptures, you'll know that I have a fascination in repetitive patterns so of course the repetitive circles seem to be having a similar pull.
With my toothpick sculptures, I'm constantly focused on trying to conquer the straight line and to create curves and this is no different except that it's going the reverse: In repeating these circles, I'm trying to explore how I can create a linear structure using curves! What is my obsession with this?! It has been going for over two decades now!
So at the moment, I've spent a few hours each day just creating circles so as with my other work, it's rather time consuming but fun. I will post updates as I progress so if you'd like to keep up to date on this process then please follow my instagram accounts: @toothpickmuse and @Draco_Ganymede
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My name is Franceska McCullough and I'm the owner and artist of Toothpickmoon. I'm interested in blogging about art materials, art events and conducting artist interviews.
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