Wire Sculpture


For my wire sculpture, my goal was to explore the dimensions and linear construction of a diamond or gem. I thought it would be interesting to break down something that holds so much value and beauty into its basic structure. I quickly realized working with wire was challenging, especially when my goal was to create as straight and even lines as possible. I started with creating one larger and one smaller square of three thick pieces of wire tightly braided together from a drill. The strength of this wire served well in helping keep the overall sculpture sturdy, however the width and tightness also made it difficult to twist it to connect with other wires. Recognizing this, I used thinner wire for the rest of my piece. I accomplished the general shape, however I wish that I had been more careful and consistent with my measurements throughout the piece, so that I could have better accomplished my goal of being as linear and straight as possible.