Wire birds – manipulating line in three dimensions! 

This evening I went to a three hour evening session at Abington Park Museum led by artist Zack McLaughlin @paperandwood

He demonstrated how to use two different thicknesses of wire to make the structure of a bird and decorate it. I had the opportunity to make one bird to learn how and another to experiment and refine the technique. The linear quality of the wire being manipulated in space was so like an extra challenging version of drawing with a pen on paper and this was further emphasised by photographing the shadows of the birds.


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About jeandrawingaday

I am a printmaker and artist, a teacher and author, a senior lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Northampton.
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2 Responses to Wire birds – manipulating line in three dimensions! 

  1. Elizabeth Parry says:

    I love your wire birds Jean! You have caught movement too somehow, which is very clever.
    It sounds to have been a fantastic workshop.

  2. Gibs Jester says:

    Good art work, helping hand for art enthusiasts. Art enables us to discover ourselves and also shed ourselves at the very same time.

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