Today, I continued with the wrapping technique, this time applying it directly to wire, not wrapping in any lint or wool. I wanted to experiment with the playfulness of drawing with wire. This is a new approach for me, because typically if I work with wire, I solder a structure and then apply whatever surface texture I choose...felt, flocking, patina, enamel. This process was quite freeing simply because I had no predetermined idea as to what the final product would look like. I took a length of copper wire, folded it in half, then started wrapping, folding the ends back on themselves and just playing with the negative space. I think this could be the start of a more sellable body of work...there's not a lot of time or materials invested in it, and the price would be quite modest...probably under $20.00. I'm getting excited just thinking of where this new direction will take me!
Copper, Rayon/Cotton Blend Thread
March 28, 2010