Body weaves

My original inspiration for the body weaves came from reading about theories of quantum physics which suggest that everything in the universe is more space than matter, and even the matter which we perceive is essentially an expression of energy. I have used copper wire (an excellent conductor of electricity) as lines of energy ‘drawing’ the forms. However, through placing these weaves in natural environments they have also taken on mythical overtones which has ultimately inspired my current drawing project bringing together inspiration from myth and m-theory.

Body weave V takes this process further incorporating a second weave of fine stainless steel wire that reveals the form in an unearthly silver spiral against darker backgrounds

Body weave V detailBody weave IVBody weave IIIBody weave IIBody weave I Although appearing delicate, these sculptures have mostly been exhibited outside over a number of years. During this time the copper has darkened through natural weathering and will eventually become verdigris.

Some of the copper wire sculptures also form the basis for a series of prints which use light as a drawing medium, and detail from Body weave III is also a giclee print.

The sculptures change in different light and weather conditions, interacting with their envirnment. Images below show Body weave IV in the rain.

Body weave IV in the rainBody weave IV in the rain (head and shoulders)

Current and forthcoming exhibitions

Inspired by Nature
A collaborative exhibition hosted by the Forestry Commission and Royal Society of Sculptors at Grizedale Sculpture Forest.

Hay Festival
Two new sculptures at the Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

Gyosei Art Trail
Permanent sculpture trail. Arachne weaves is along the boardwalk between the canal and Willen Park, Milton Keynes.

Art in Salcey Forest
Ongoing exhibition of sculptures in this beautiful woodland - see map and guide for details.

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