Continuing on with the general idea from my upcycle project;
During the fabrication process of the previous sculpture, I actually really enjoyed working with the chicken wire frame – both in terms of manipulating it into a form I desire, as well as the intricacy and detail a wire frame can offer. I also have a lot of leftover wire frame from the upcycling project, so I think I should be able to make do with about 20m of chicken wire frame. In terms of the aesthetic I want to go for, I was thinking of doing something similar to a contemporary style or aesthetic again – similar to my upcycling project. I also want to err more towards something surreal or not necessarily similar to life. I think that generally, the aesthetic of the bare wires is actually quite pleasing, so moving forward I will try to derive inspiration from similar wire sculptures, shown below:
There’s a level of intricacy and intertwining that is hard to capture in other mediums besides this wire-frame type of sculpture, so I think the material will lend itself to a dynamic aspect very well. In terms of a moving part or something that will be changing over time, I was thinking of using some kind of motor or servo to shift aspects of the sculpture, whether that be wings, a body part, facial movement, etc. The movement I’m envisioning so far is similar to those Christmas deer decorations that bob their heads up and down.