The life-sized sculptures featuring both figures in motion and at rest are created by English artist Richard Stainthorp. Stainthorp has created these alluring artworks for almost 20 years. The sculptures he created don’t have any facial features, but through their body language, we understand their emotions. It is quite impressive that Stainthorp articulates all of this through something as ubiquitous as wire is incredible.
Start as a hobby, glass gradually became Scott’s livelihood and ruling passion. In 1994, Scott took a class at the Pilchuck School of Glass with the world famous Robert Mickleson. This was truly a turning point. And now Scott has now been blowing glass for nineteen years and is currently represented in close to 80 galleries spanning the United States. He specializes in borosilicate flame-work and translates his love of nature into whimsical representations of the world he sees.
John Bisbee has spent nearly 30 years welding and forging 12-inch nails into amazing works of sculptural work. He hammered, bent, welded or fastened those nails together and create geometric sculptures, organic installations, and unwieldy objects. When asked why choose nails as medium, Bisbee shared with American Craft “Only nails, always different. A nail, like a line, can and will do almost anything. What can’t you draw with a line? The nail is just my line.” To check more of his work, check johnbisbee.com.
Korea-based artist Seung Mo Park creates astonishingly crafted figurative sculptures by meticulously wrapping wire on fiberglass forms. The works shown here are part of the artist’s Human series where he recreates the delicate wrinkles and folds of clothing as well as the sinuous musculature of the human body. Upon close inspection, one can see just how tightly and uniformly the wires are composed, reflecting the time-consuming effort put into each piece. Like the rings of a tree, the wire designs offer a visual sense of time and texture.