Cylindrical by Zyana Slade-Bridges

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Even though making this sculpture was a struggle, I was successful in building a sculpture made of circles. When I looked for inspiration for this piece, I looked at cylindrical buildings. With the exception of three wires, all of the wires used were shaped like circles. I made all of these circles by cutting them while pulling them from the spools. I was very careful not to stretch the wire or straighten it out. As I was doing this, I noticed that the circles were around the same size and were able to connect with each other better than with circles of different sizes. I also realized that different tools could be used for things they weren’t necessarily intended for. I could use cutters to grip and bend a wire instead of cutting it. The process was very interesting to me and I had a lot of fun trying new things.

Work In Progress:

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Working with wire challenged me to think outside of the box and try different things. I felt like I had a lot of freedom to do what I wanted with the piece, and I was glad that I could always add and remove wire. In the future, I should try to work on filling up negative space and experimenting with molding thicker wires. After doing this project, I feel okay with experimenting with different mediums and tools. I thought that this was going to be much more difficult than it actually was, and in the future, I’d like to spend more time playing around with the wire before beginning the project.

My Inspiration:


3 thoughts on “Cylindrical by Zyana Slade-Bridges

  1. The way this sculpture was created was very creative. I liked the the fact that solely circles where utilized to craft this piece. As you said, the negative space could have been more filled. If you had more time, perhaps you could have filled the space with a ton of smaller circles. Good job!


  2. In response to your thought about negative space, I actually found the distinct contrast and shapes made due to the juxtaposition of softer(?)/thinner circles against the cage very cool. It seems almost like a consonance of a multitude of values. I love the photos against the blue.


  3. I love your piece! I think it’s really great that you took advantage of using the wire on the spools. Also, I think that it’s great that you found versatility with the tools. Overall, I really like the composition, but I think that the silver wires could be wrapped around a bit cleaner. Love it!


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