Wire sculptor Sadie is inspired by the words of the animal rights activist Anthony Douglas Williams, who said that when looking into an animal’s eyes, he saw a ‘living being’, ‘friend’ and ‘soul’.
After experimenting with photorealistic drawings and digital, macro and still life photography, she now captures the essence of animals with a free-form wire technique.
Working with fine gauge florist blinding wire, Devon-based Sadie weaves, knots and twists to create definition and shading. Depending on atmospheric conditions, areas of the wire will develop a patina or sepia tone as it oxidises. The juxtaposition of an organic subject and an industrial, man-made material creates a unique connection between the artwork and the viewer.
Sadie says: “The need to be creative has always been a part of me. I now feel that I have found the subject, medium and technique I have been working towards all my life.”
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