'Wire people' is an expression of individuality, how can we be individual in a crowd? Yet be recognised by the familiarity of a simple learned movement, (wire is uniform and mass produced in large spools, bend it and everything changes) our communities have similarities. Born, schooled and conformed, although we can still stand out, as we all have our distinctive tell signs bent by our freewill.
Although they all look similar, being handmade each one is individual. Working by hand with found or recycled materials can make the manufacturing process harder. Although this fact also gives the object it’s unique look and individuality.
I love working this way as the materials inform the objects shape and finish. It is more a problem solving technique than deliberate end goal approach.
The objects I make are generally made from materials I find on my travels combined with the skills I have learned through experience.