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Friday, February 1, 2008

TILDON - WIRE HANGER SCULPTURE





I decided that since I've been out of of the studio all week and unable to even think about being creative after working a slew of 12 hour days I would post some work that I have hanging around the apartment.

This one is another wire hanger sculpture of my dog Tildon. It's a pretty stationary pose with a few curious details so I'm posting shots from both sides and the one from the front on an angle. In case you're wondering, he's a Jack Russell Terrier or "Parsons Russell Terrier" if you're into the new, official breed name.

3 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

David, Love your little wire "Tilden" and your colorful horse below. great imagination. I see you really do like making something intriguing from nothing.
How big are they. They have a large presence.
In our line of work we are twisting wire & cutting bits of sterling & copper every day,(in our wholesale line of whimsical jewelry) But they are quite small ranging from approx. half inch sq. to 1 sq.in.
We haven't published these designs on the web up to this point for fear they get copied in china & pumped out by the millions. Gotta keep the bread on the table & the wolf from the door.
The designs we do show on our blog are all one of a kind. Don't think anyone would want to pump them out,cause of the length of time it takes to finish them. They are not our bread & butter. Just our fun stuff.

dberube-art said...

Hey Gwen-
The horse piece is approx. 9" tall X 14" long and 4 wide, Tildon is approx. 3X6, pretty small since I'm only using one actual clothing hanger. I have this vision of seeing these wire pieces as massive sculptures, not so much the horse but the other ones. Besides, Deborah Butterfield does an amazing job with creating horses from found objects on a large scale and I'd hate to cut in on her thing.
I love the whole wire twisting process, similar to what you guys do with jewelry. I actually worked on a project for a short film a few years ago and twisted a couple dozen flies out of incredibly small gauge wire. I have a few left, I'll see if I can get a decent shot and post it. They end up being abt. a half inch in size and as detailed as you can get on such a small scale.
I worked for a woman who owned a bead and jewelry store in Columbus Ohio in the 80's and had many friends, including roommates producing all types of jewelry so I'm quite familiar with what you do.

Gwen Buchanan said...

I'd love to see the flies! Thanks...