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" Breathe "
Wire Art Sculpture
31cm Length, 16cm Breadth, 20cm Height
Coils of coloured copper wire in three sizes: 0.2mm, 0.3mm and 0.5mm
The technique is unique and self taught. With no reference or pattern,
the process is intuitive, adaptive and exploratory.
The sculpture is created by wrapping fine threads of wire around a number of slightly thicker strands which create the form and structure.
The delicate wire is cut using an ordinary pair of nail clippers.
Starting with a 'spider's web' formation at the crown of the head
the artist simultaneously moulds the structural strands and wraps the fine thread by hand.
The symmetrical feathered wings and the hair,
comprising of over 1400 strands of individually cut 0.2mm wire,
were created separately and joined to the sculpture at a later stage.
Sarah Jansma is a Dublin based artist, creating intricate and unique wire art designs.
Each piece is filled with emotion, exploring themes of vulnerability, fragility, resilience and strength.
The style is natural with a touch of fantasy.
'Breathe' is a beautiful still moment in time. In the stillness of the depths she breathes, preparing to stand. She will stand against the wind as her wings catch the light of a new dawn.