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:
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.