Sculpture Metal / Wire

Epping Forest Field Centre Map


In 2011 I created a wire Sculpture to celebrate Epping Forest Field Centre's 40th Anniversary. The sculpture was inspired by the Ordinance Survey Map of Epping.
 
I followed the roads on the map to create a tree shape.  I then drew over the paper form with wire to create a 3D metal form and coloured in the metal tree outline with coloured copper wires. 
 
Epping Map Tree-map cut outEpping Forest wire map treeEpping Map Tree weaving detail 

'Spring - Acer into Leaf'

An Acer tree growing outside my kitchen window is the inspiration for the sculptures 'Spring - Acer into Leaf'.
The branches are made out of mild steel wire, wrapped in coloured copper wire and the leaves are made out of stainless steel woven wirecloth.

Dimensions - (vary as each sculpture is unique) w:23-27cm / d:18-20cm / h:16-18cm

 

'Spring - Acer into Leaf''Spring - Acer into Leaf''Spring - Acer into Leaf''Spring-Acer Into Leaf' shadows  

'Autumn - Acer & Seed'

Following the creation of my sculptures 'Spring - Acer into Leaf' I continued to observe the Acer tree during the Autumn.

Mild steel wire branches wrapped in coloured copper wire with stainless steel woven wire cloth leaves.

Dimensions (vary as each sculpture is unique) w:26-28cm / d: 20-27cm / h:12-16cm

'Autumn - Acer and seed' 

'Small Branch - Acer'

A single Acer leaf, stainless steel woven wirecloth, suspended from a small branch, mild steel wrapped in coloured copper wire.

Dimensions, (approximate) w:25cm / d:10cm / h:9cm

'Small branch-Acer'  

'Gust' Oak leaves, 7

Seven different Oak (stainless steel woven wirecloth) leaves on copper wires, set into an Oak base.

Dimensions - oak base w:22cm / d:11.5cm / h:4.5cm - overall dimensions vary as copper wires can be moved - approximately w:33cm / d:31cm / h:26cm

Oak leaves 7-collection - stainless steel woven wirecloth Oak leaves on copper wires set in Oak base 

Leaf Wave - Acer 3

Forged mild steel 'wave' with stainless steel woven wirecloth leaves on copper wires. The arrangement of leaves can be moved to create shadows (depending upon available lighting).

Dimensions - forged mild steel - length :39cm / depth:4cm, with leaves on wires depth to approximately 21cm.

 

'Leaf wave-Acer 3' 

Leaf Wave - Oak 5

Forged mild steel 'wave' with stainless steel woven wirecloth leaves on copper wires. The arrangement of leaves can be moved to create shadows (depending upon available lighting).

Dimensions - forged mild steel - length:46cm / depth:4cm, with leaves on wires depth to approximately 21cm.

'Leaf wave-Oak 5'

Wire leaves

Using the same leaf templates I use for my stainless steel woven wire cloth leaves I have drawn wire leaves by weaving and sewing with coloured coper wires, very fine stainless steel wire and a thread made up of stainless steel with silk or wool.

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Wire leaves - Holly 3 / Holly 5

Small wire sculptures based upon Holly Leaves.

Silver coloured copper wire (non-tarnish), red coloured copper wire, fine stainless steel wire and stainless steel/wool thread.

Dimensions - Holly 3 - H:16cm W:42cm D:18cm

Dimensions - Holly 5 - H:10cm W:36cm D:20cm

Wire holly leafWire leaves Holly 3 Wire leaves Holly 5

New Beginnings 5

Silver coated copper wire dandelion seeds suspended from a stainless steel spiral to allow for movement, inspired by my photographic images of dandelion seedheads.

Silver plated copper wire, stainless steel on Oak

Dimensions: H 32cm x W 34cm x D 17cm

New Beginnings 5 -silver plated copper wire, stainless steel on Oak base - h 32 x w 34 x d 17cm