I’m skipping ahead to one of my newer sculptures. I was having a difficult, desolate day a few weeks ago, and I knew that if I didn’t sink my thoughts and my focus into something creative, I would probably start punching walls or something like that. Though I won’t go into details about the reasons for my feeling that way, I felt it was important to point out why this sculpture is near and dear to me. It got me through a hard day and left me smiling and feeling that my anger has been released through a much needed creative outlet.
This is also a first for me. I’ve done wire animals up to this point, but this is the first time I’ve attempted a human sculpture. It was incredibly fun and I hope to make more like this one! I’ve named her Josephine for two reasons. First, I have two grandmothers (one great, and one great-great) with this name, and I also have a book character whose name is Josephine.
– Measures 9 1/2 inches tall by 3 inches wide.
-Made with numerous kinds of wire, both steel wire and dark annealed wire of various gauges. She has more embellishments than most, which made her interesting to assemble. Her dress is made with a collection of metal flower pins that I purchased some time ago. Under the flower “skirt” is a solid mass of wire, which was handy for attaching the pins with wire. I bought a lot of 100 of these pins, not sure what I’d use them for, but knowing they would be great for something. The bodice of her dress is an embellishment I got at an art store. Her arms are recycled from a broken doll I had on hand. The hat is an old pin which was a dated gold color. I painted it to suit the sculpture, and sealed it with a clear coat to finish it. Her hair is a long length of gold chain wound around to look like long tresses. She stands on a metal base which was a piece of junk that a friend gave me, knowing how I love metal junk for my work. Thank you, Jana. 🙂
Thanks so much for looking! I hope you like this sculpture.