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About the Artist
My subject matter originates from my memory and imagination. As the process begins, I visualize the subject, colors to be used and the mask sculpture size. I allow what I have imagined to direct the process and I only sketch if it becomes unclear. Most of the time the sculpture presents and develops itself as I work. I use a variety of wire materials such as Aluminum, Artistic, Copper, Stainless Steel and Magnet wire. I choose to use mainly small to medium gauges. While aluminum and copper are my base wires, the colored artistic and magnet wire used is also manufactured to remain permanent. No other materials are used.
My special and self-developed unique technique is called Webbing. The Webbing technique is a process of connecting wire together without using welding or soldering. Strands of wire are shaped by hand into intricate patterns. Each strand is then connected by twisting them together using needle nose pliers. For example, “Primitive Futuristic Warrior begins to take shape, many layers of wire are then applied in this lengthy process. When finished, this mask sculpture can contain over 800 wire strands of varying lengths, gauges and colors.